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Feds Probing Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Finances

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Spelling potentially new trouble for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., federal investigators have launched a probe into the South Shore congressman's finances — a completely new area of scrutiny, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The investigation — based in the Washington, D.C., FBI field office — is not related to the attempted sale of the U.S. Senate seat that figured in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption conviction, but is focusing on "suspicious activity" involving the congressman's finances related to his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures, sources said.