Posted on June 28, 2013

Feds Seek to Seize Homes of Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife

Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune, June 28, 2013

Federal prosecutors asked a judge today to let the government seize the homes of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, in Washington and Chicago, plus an IRA he has worth almost $80,000.

Jackson, 48, will be sentenced Wednesday for looting his campaign treasury of $750,000. The government wants him to pay a $750,000 forfeiture plus restitution in the same amount.

Sandi Jackson, 49, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced Wednesday for failing to report to the IRS about $600,000 in the couple’s income.

Their Chicago home is on East 72nd Street. The Washington home is in the DuPont Circle area.


In their motion, prosecutors also noted that Jackson Jr. earlier had agreed to forfeit 24 items that he purchased during his crime spree. They were bought for a total of $61,910. So far, he has turned over only 12 items, purchased for a combined $21,155, prosecutors said.

The items including cashmere, furs and celebrity memorabilia tied to Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King Jr. and Michael Jackson, according to the plea deal Jackson Jr. struck. {snip}