Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Home Facing Forfeiture
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

jesse jackson jr talkingFormer Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s troubles are far from over, following his campaign fraud conviction earlier this year.

The Associated Press reports that federal prosecutors on Friday filed a forfeiture motion, naming two homes owned by Jackson and his wife, Sandi. They could lose both of the homes.

The motion was filed days before Jackson and his wife were to be sentenced for Jesse’s personal use of $750,000 in campaign money and Sandi’s attempts to conceal it.

The couple spent the money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mounted elk heads and fur coats, among a long list of items.

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Aaron Morrison

Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.


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