(CBS) — In court documents filed as part of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s guilty plea to charges of misusing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, federal prosecutors detailed only a portion of the illicit expenses Jackson and his wife, Sandi, made using campaign cash and campaign credit cards.
In one instance, Jesse Jr. directed “Person A” to buy two stuffed and mounted elk heads from a Montana taxidermist, using campaign funds, spending a total of more than $7,000. A few months later, Sandi Jackson had Person A sell the elk heads for cash to a person who turned out to be an undercover FBI employee.
From October 2008 through September 2011, Jesse Jr. also directed Person A to write him or herself checks from the campaign fund, then used the money to pay for renovations to the Jackson home in D.C., according to the plea deal. In all, the Jacksons spent $26,347.34 on contractors at their D.C. home in this manner.