Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Be Investigated

WI Staff Report | 6/28/2011, 1:59 p.m.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill), who has kept a low profile following allegations that he tried to buy the Illinois Senate seat that was vacated when Barack Obama assumed the presidency, could still be investigated.

According to the online political publication, TPMMuckraker, now that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been convicted on a string of corruption charges, a House Ethics Committee could look into allegations surrounding Jackson.

Late last year, at the request of the Justice Department, the Committee refrained from action in the Jackson matter.