Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Checks Out of Mayo Clinic
(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday, where he had reportedly been receiving treatment for depression and bipolar disorder. But his exact whereabouts are unknown.
Clinic spokesman Nick Hansen told the Chicago Tribune, “He is no longer a patient here. I don’t know where he is.”
Jackson easily won re-election earlier this month against a postal worker who ran a long-shot challenge.
Jackson has reportedly been seeking a plea deal for allegedly misusing campaign funds. Last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that discussions were ongoing with federal officials.
Last month, sources familiar with the investigation said Jackson would be indicted for misusing campaign funds to decorate his home.
Sources familiar with the probe say investigators are also looking at allegations that Jackson bought a female friend a $40,000 Rolex watch.
Members of the House of Representatives returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, but it’s unclear if Jackson will participate in the lame-duck session. He has been on a leave of absence from Congress since June.
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