FEDS: Jesse Jackson Jr. Allegedly Misused Campaign Funds For Home Decor | Roland Martin Reports

NBC 5 CHICAGO: Jesse Jackson Jr. Accused Of Misusing Funds To Decorate Home

Source: Anthony Ponce & Mary Ann Ahern / NBC 5 Chicago

new federal investigation into Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances alleges the Illinois congressman misused campaign funds to redecorate the inside of his Washington, D.C. home.

Three weeks before the election, the feds also are looking into whether Jackson Jr. used money from his House spending account to pay for the home decor, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Jackson family briefly put the D.C. home on the market last month for $2.5 million. At the time, a family spokesman said they considered selling the home to pay for healthcare costs linked to Jackson’s bi-polar disorder treatment.

Jackson Jr. went on medical leave from his political post in Chicago on June 10. Few details were released until his office confirmed in August Jackson had been receiving treatment for depression.

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