Justice delayed? Jackson Jr. Ethics Case Deferred for Now

November 17, 2010  |  

(AP) — The House ethics committee says it will comply with a Justice Department request to take no action in an investigation of Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois.  The committee’s announcement Tuesday follows normal practice when the department is concerned that a congressional inquiry would interfere with its investigation.  The ethics panel is investigating whether Jackson or someone acting on his behalf, offered to raise funds for then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for an appointment to the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

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