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Black News: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Subject to Ethics Investigation

A congressional ethics panel is investigating Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) after allegations last year that some of his associates had discussed helping then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich with fundraising if Blagojevich agreed to appoint Jackson to the seat vacated by then-Sen. Barack Obama.

In a statement, Jackson’s office said the congressman was contacted last week by the Office of Congressional Ethics, a panel established last year and made up of non-lawmakers that looks into possible ethics violations by House members. Jackson denied any wrongdoing, as he did last fall when a criminal complaint against Blagojevich said that supporters of "Senate Candidate A" had offered to raise the embattled governor $1.5 million if he picked a certain Senate aspirant. Jackson has acknowledged he was the person being referred to.

 

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