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Feds Now Probing 'Suspicious Activity' In Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Finances, Sources Say

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Member of the House of Representatives of Illinois Jesse Jackson Jr. addresses the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Pepsi Center in enver, Colorado, on August 25, 2008. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Member of the House of Representatives of Illinois Jesse Jackson Jr. addresses the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Pepsi Center in enver, Colorado, on August 25, 2008. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Spelling potentially new trouble for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., federal investigators have launched a probe into the South Shore congressman’s finances — a completely new area of inquiry, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The investigation is not related to the sale of the U.S. Senate seat that figured in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s conviction, but is focusing on “suspicious activity” involving the congressman’s finances related to his House seat and at the possibility of inappropriate expenditures, sources said.

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