Jackson Jr. Pays $200,000 of $750,00 Judgment

CHICAGO (AP) -- Court records show that former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has paid $200,000 toward his $750,000 forfeiture judgment.

Jackson is serving a 2 1/2 -year prison term after admitting to illegally using campaign money. Jackson admitted spending $750,000 of donors' money on more than 3,000 personal items.

A Monday federal court filing from prosecutors and his defense attorneys says Jackson gave the U.S. Marshals Service a $200,000 check on Oct. 25.

Previously, prosecutors and Jackson's attorneys said the Chicago Democrat plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay the judgment. Monday's filing said the court would next receive a status report on Jackson's payments on May 15. There's no fixed deadline to pay the judgment in full.

The 48-year-old entered prison last week.


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