Jackson Jr. Charged With Campaign Fraud

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File photo: Jesse Jackson Jr. after testifying in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, May 2011. Jackson was reported to have signed a plea agreement with prosecutors resulting from his own federal investigation, Feb. 8 2013.

It's been a rough year for former U.S. representative Jesse Jackson Jr., who was charged Friday with misusing $750,00 of campaign funds for personal use. The congressman stepped down last year, due to ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder and the federal investigation. He faces felony charges including conspiracy. Among the reported items Jackson purchased with campaign funds: Martin Luther King Jr., Bruce Lee, and Michael Jackson memorabilia. A campaign to fill his seat in Chicago is ongoing.