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Ex Congressman Jackson Closer To Paying Back Feds

Fri, 16 May 2014 12:36:26 CDT
By: AP

Court documents filed by lawyers for ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. say the imprisoned politician is refinancing a home to pay forfeiture judgments related to his federal corruption conviction. Jackson is expected to pay U.S. Marshals $550,000 by the end of the month. He's already paid the government another $200,000. The Chicago Democrat is serving a 2 1/2-year sentence after admitting to illegally using campaign money. Jackson admitted spending $750,000 of donors' money on more than 3,000 personal items. He's scheduled for release Dec. 31, 2015. Jackson and his wife Sandi own two homes, one in Chicago and one in Washington.

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