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Ex-lawmaker Jesse Jackson Jr charged with fraud

US prosecutors filed fraud and conspiracy charges Friday against former US congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, pictured on August 1, 2011, who stands accused of diverting $750,000 of campaign funds for his personal use.US prosecutors filed fraud and conspiracy charges Friday against former US congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, who stands accused of diverting $750,000 of campaign funds for his personal use. Related to the investigation into Jackson's misuse of funds, his wife Sandra Jackson was charged with submitting false tax returns, according to documents filed in US Federal Court in Washington.