Several media reports say federal authorities are investigating the finances of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr… who remains off the job after taking a medical leave of absence last summer.
The probe reportedly centers on expenditures by Jackson from a fund overseen by Congress… perhaps the money allocated to each member of Congress for staff and office expenses.
NBC News says Jackson’s lawyers have asked prosecutors not to file any possible charges before the November election… but prosecutors reportedly would not make any commitments.
Jackson has not been at work since entering a hospital in June for treatment of bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal issues. He has also been absent from the campaign trail, but at this point is still seen as a favorite for re-election against three virtually unknown challengers.