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Jesse Jackson Jr.'s 6-figure government payout under scrutiny

Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:20
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A government ethics expert wants the federal government to investigate former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s $138,000-a-year payout from a combination of worker's compensation and Social Security disability benefits. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

A government ethics expert wants the federal government to investigate former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s $138,000-a-year payout from a combination of worker's compensation and Social Security disability benefits.

The Chicago Tribune reported Jackson receives $100,000 per year in worker's compensation benefits because he has bipolar disorder and depression and another $38,400 per year in disability benefits.

Craig Holman, from the watchdog group Public Citizen, called that amount of money “breathtaking” for a former congressman.

“I can't imagine in any way that his bipolar disorder would have been caused in any way by his congressional duties,” Holman said. “It's really troubling to see someone who goes to prison for corruption coming out of prison (and collecting that money).”



Source: http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/02/jesse-jackson-jrs-6-figure-government.html

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