Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with conspiracy, fraud, other counts

February 15, 2013

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. took part in a conspiracy to misuse approximately $750,000 in campaign funds, according to court papers filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington.

The then-congressman purchased a $43,350 gold-plated, men’s Rolex watch with campaign funds, and also bought $9,587.64 in children’s furniture, and had the items sent to his home in the District, according to the documents.

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