“Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged in Misuse of Campaign Money”

NYT: “The Justice Department filed fraud and conspiracy charges on Friday against former Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr., saying that he used about $750,000 in campaign money for personal expenses that included a Michael Jackson fedora and cashmere capes. he 10-page document filed in federal court by prosecutors in Washington offered details of Mr. Jackson’s use of campaign money. He has agreed to plead guilty to the charges, although a date for him to accept the plea deal before a judge has not yet been set.”

With all the talk of campaign finance reform, the Greer and Jesse Jackson Jr. cases show that one big remaining problem is personal graft.

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