Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) – gone from Congress since June on a medical leave of absence – is now facing a new federal investigation into “suspicious activity” in his finances, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
According to the Sun-Times, federal investigators are looking into
Jackson’s finances surrounding his House seat and the “possibility of
inappropriate expenditures." This latest probe doesn’t involve the
ethical troubles that had been surrounding Jackson in connection with
allegations that he used official resources to try and win appointment
to President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, the Sun-Times reported.
The investigation had been active before Jackson took a formal leave of
absence on June 10, according to the newspaper. Jackson’s office did not
publicly disclose the lawmaker’s leave of absence until two weeks
A Jackson spokesman told the Sun-Times that he was not aware of any
investigation. Another top aide to Jackson did not return an e-mail from
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