Prosecutors Ask To Seize Jesse Jackson Jr.‘s Homes

June 28, 2013

Federal prosecutors want the government to seize the homes of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi.

Prosecutors filed a motion in U.S. District Court Friday asking a judge to order Jackson to forfeit homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C. They also asked for the seizure of a retirement account that contains about $80,000.

Jackson pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges he spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

As part of his plea agreement, Jackson was ordered to forfeit $750,000. He also was ordered to turn over 24 items he bought with the campaign funds.

Prosecutors say Jackson has so far turned over just 12 items worth about $21,0.

Jackson resigned in November, citing health problems.

Story source: AP

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