VIDEO] The story of Jesse Jackson Jr has become the story of the year. He had largely been absent not only from Congress, but also from the recently concluded 2012 campaign. After not being seen he still had been re-elected to his seat and soon it appears he won't be a sitting US Congressman.
Earlier this week the Feds had their eye on Sandi Jackson. The Capitol Fax commented on this stating that the mob won't mess with your friends and family but they Feds would. If nothing else this is only pressure and they've been through enough already and it's already taking it's toll on Jesse Jr.
At this point FOX 32 Chicago has an exclusive!
Sources tell Fox 32 News that congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd congressional seat if he's given disability when he steps down.
Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package--what could be his only income if he resigns. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for congress to approve or deny the request.
This house on 72nd Street is part of the federal government's investigation into allegations that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. misused campaign funds. Sources say Jackson allegedly spent $20,000 to renovate and buy furniture for the family's home in Chicago, not their 5-bedroom Victorian home in Washington D.C.
The basement in the Chicago home has five televisions and a number of printers and copying machines, sources say. Most of the equipment was purchased in the mid-90's when Jackson was first elected, but because of flooding a couple of years ago, most, if not all, was replaced.
Sources close to the family tell Fox 32's Darlene Hill that the congressman may be reporting the use of the space in the basement as his campaign headquarters.