Feds probe ‘suspicious activity’ in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances: sourcesSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 22:54
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.