The fund-raiser, Raghuveer Nayak, told authorities that Mr. Jackson wanted Mr. Blagojevich to know that he would help him raise $6 million if Mr. Jackson was appointed to the senate seat, according to the report. Mr. Blagojevich, who had the power to fill the senate seat vacated by President Obama, was on trial this summer for trying to profit from the appointment, among other allegations.
The report also claims that Mr. Nayak paid for two airline trips for a “social acquaintance” of Mr. Jackson. Mr. Jackson did not appear to report the trips as a gift on financial disclosure forms, according to the Sun-Times.
The allegations could hurt Mr. Jackson, who may be considering a run for mayor of Chicago after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced earlier this month that he would not run again.
Mr. Jackson has denied any wrongdoing. (Source)
UPDATE, Jackson denies it: