Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. To Refinance Home To Pay $550K Owed To Feds

A federal court filing indicates Jackson is closing on a home refinancing and will pay $550,000 through a wire transfer to U.S. Marshals by June 1. The court filing indicates that Jackson had already written a check to the feds for $200,000 last year.

05/16/2014

Vice President Joe Biden performs a ceremonial swearing-in of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at the U.S. Capitol on April 11, 2013. Kelly was officially sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner earlier in the day. (Official White House Photo)

Kelly Reflects On ‘Enlightening’ And Challenging First Year In Congress

Congresswoman Robin Kelly said her first year in office replacing imprisoned Jesse Jackson Jr. was “like building a ship in the middle of the ocean,” because she was not only a freshman on Capitol Hill, but three months behind all her colleagues.

04/22/2014

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Friend — Not Feds — Transports Jesse Jackson Jr. To His New Prison Home

Jesse Jackson Jr. got to Montgomery Federal Prison in Alabama Friday night, following a 550-mile, eight-hour drive from Butner, N.C. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/07/2014

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Be Out Of Federal Prison Much Sooner Than Expected

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on how the ex-congressman’s move to a different prison could affect his exit date.

04/05/2014

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Former Blago, Jackson Fundraiser Gets 2 Years

Raghuveer Nayak had previously pleaded guilty to federal health-care fraud charges, and faced up to 23 years in prison. On Monday he apologized before he was sentenced, asking the judge to have mercy on him and his family.

02/10/2014

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Jackson Fundraiser To Be Sentenced In Unrelated Bribery Case

A Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribery is scheduled to be sentenced, and a federal judge may consider the man’s alleged role in the scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

01/22/2014

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Feds: Jackson Jr. Now In Custody

A day after he apparently was turned away from a federal prison in North Carolina, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been allowed to surrender to federal custody three days early to begin serving his 30-month sentence.

10/28/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., ahead of their sentencing hearing on Aug. 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Jacksons To Sell D.C. Home To Help Pay Fine; Asset Auction Canceled

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will serve his prison sentence at a facility in North Carolina and has already paid a significant portion of his $750,000 fine.

10/24/2013

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U.S. Marshals Still Undecided On Of Fate Jesse Jackson Jr. Items After Canceled Auction

The U.S. Marshals Service says it’s still trying to decide what to do with a dozen items once owned by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. – including some apparently fake memorabilia.

10/21/2013

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.

09/20/2013

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Feds Cancel Auction Of Jesse Jackson Jr. Assets

The auction of Jesse Jackson Jr.’s forfeited assets was canceled on Friday by the U.S. Marshals Service after concerns about the authenticity of at least one item up for bid.

09/20/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Feds Begin Auctioning Off Jacksons’ Illegally Bought Possessions

The bidding is underway for a dozen items that former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife bought illegally with campaign money.

09/17/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Colleagues Reflect On Jackson Jr. Downfall

When Jesse Jackson Jr. left the federal courthouse on Wednesday, facing 30 months in federal prison, it marked a turnaround some of his former colleagues never saw coming.

08/15/2013

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Experts: Bipolar Disorder Often Goes Undiagnosed In African-Americans

Bipolar disorder has been blamed for much of Jesse Jackson Jr.’s downfall, and experts agree, in the African American community, it often goes undiagnosed. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones explains.

08/14/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Convicted Ex-Alderman: Jackson Can Turn Life Around

One of Chicago’s best known radio talk show hosts understands what obstacles Jesse Jackson Jr. is now facing. He’s been there, literally. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/14/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., ahead of their sentencing hearing on Aug. 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Both Jacksons Going To Prison For Misusing Campaign Funds

Saying he used his campaign fund as “a personal piggy bank,” a federal judge sentenced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2 ½ years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

08/14/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court

They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.

08/13/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Lists Prison Preferences

When Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced on Wednesday, his lawyers plan to ask the judge to recommend that he serve his time near Washington D.C. so he can be near his kids and his wife.

08/12/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New Sentencing Date For Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson

Former congressman Jesse Jackson and his wife, Sandi, will now be sentenced next month.

07/02/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Sentencing Delayed For Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson will have to wait a bit longer to learn their fate in federal court, after a judge delayed their sentencing hearing on Monday.

07/01/2013

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