HOME
10/15/2012 12:17 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr., Congressman, Allegedly Used Campaign Money To Decorate His Home

Politicians have been accused of some shady things but we’ve never heard something quite like this.

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is currently under investigation by Federal prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly misusing campaign money. And according to the Wall Street Journal, the money was spent to to decorate his home in Washington, D.C.

That’s right, the Chicago congressman and son of civil-rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson may have used that money to spruce up the Dupont Circle family house that was put on the market for $2.5 million in September.

We’ve heard of campaign money being spent on banners and signs supporting the candidate. But not pillows and rugs. And though no specific amount has been suggested on how much money may have gone toward home decor for his house, if it’s true, we hope to get a pick at the goods.

For more on this story, head over to the Wall Street Journal.

Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.

CONVERSATIONS