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Rev. Jackson says son under medical supervision

Rev. Jackson says son under medical supervision

February 18th, 2013 in News

CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder "compounded by the stresses" of his legal troubles.

The elder Jackson released a statement Monday thanking those who have prayed for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his family. He also calls the hurt "indescribable."

Federal prosecutors on Friday charged Jackson Jr. with conspiracy for allegedly spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal expenses. The Chicago Democrat's wife, former alderman Sandra Jackson, was charged with filing false joint federal income tax returns.