Feds believe Jackson Jr. got tip about finance probe

November 28, 2012 4:37:26 AM PST
Federal authorities believe Jesse Jackson Jr. was tipped off to the investigation of his finances before he left Congress, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Sources with knowledge of the probe told the Sun-Times that Jackson had learned of the federal scrutiny of his financial activity prior to his June 10th leave, the newspaper reports.

The sources, according to the Sun-Times, added that it was possible the congressman received a tip from someone who was notified about the probe, possibly through a subpoena?and not necessarily from an investigative source.

Information from the Chicago Sun-Times.