Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) appears on the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington December 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. files fraud case against former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr
Posted : Friday, 15 February 2013 04:24PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors filed criminal charges of fraud and conspiracy on Friday against former Chicago congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., accusing him and an unnamed co-conspirator of misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.
Though Jackson, the son of the famed civil rights leader, did not immediately enter any plea, his lawyers released a statement from him admitting mistakes as the charges were filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.
(Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Will Dunham)
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