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Feds probe ‘suspicious activity’ in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances: sources

Feds probe ‘suspicious activity’ in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances: sources

BY NATASHA KORECKI Political Reporter @natashakorecki
October 12, 2012 3:15PM
Updated: October 12, 2012 9:43PM

The snowballing troubles of Jesse Jackson Jr. took a new turn Friday with the revelation that federal investigators have launched a probe into “suspicious activity” in the South Shore congessman’s finances.

Focusing on a completely new area of scrutiny for the son of the famed civil rights leader, the investigation is not related to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, a scandal that has ensnared Jackson in the past, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Rather, the probe — based in the Washington, D.C., FBI field office —is focusing on “suspicious activity” involving the congressman’s finances related to his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures, the sources said.

Read more: http://www.suntimes.com/15716117-761/feds-now-probing-suspic...

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Folks, one has to be compassionate

Folks, one has to be compassionate.

Mr. Jackson has health issues (bipolar disorder) and seems to work too much (exhaustion), quoting the same article, from the OP's :

"[...]News of the probe — first disclosed by the Sun-Times — comes as questions increasingly swirl around Jackson’s absence from not only his official duties in Washington, but the campaign trail as the Nov. 6 election nears.

Citing exhaustion, Jackson, 47, stopped working, according to his staff, on June 10. His staff did not make that known until two weeks later.

He went to a clinic in Arizona then to the Mayo Clinic, which released a statement saying he was being treated for a bipolar disorder. Jackson is up for re-election Nov. 6 but has not campaigned since he won the Democratic primary in March.[...]"


Worth of note, THOUGH : rep. Jackson must be politically very strong to afford not even campaigning for half a year and yet re-running for elections now !

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