Feds: Jackson Jr. Tipped Off

    CHICAGO - AUGUST 18:  U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) listens to his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, speak on health care reform during a town hall meeting  at the Sheldon Heights Church of Christ August 18, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.  The congressman addressed various aspects of the plan for about an hour before inviting his father to speak to the standing-room-only crowd.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jesse Jackson Jr.

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    Jesse Jackson Jr. may have had early warning that his career was about to be destroyed. Federal authorities believe that the congressman was tipped off about a probe into possible misuse of campaign funds prior to taking leave from the House of Representatives in June. It’s unclear whether Jackson was warned by someone involved in the investigation or by someone who was notified about it, for example, through a subpoena. Despite his medical absence from Congress and reports of the financial investigation, Jackson won reelection in November, only submit his resignation last week.

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