|The Justice Department filed fraud and conspiracy charges on Friday against former Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr., saying that he used about $750,000 in campaign money for personal expenses that included a Michael Jackson fedora and cashmere capes. Jackson, the son of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, resigned in November, shortly after winning re-election to Congress. He took a medical leave in June and was treated for bipolar disorder. A primary is scheduled for Feb. 26 to fill his seat. The district includes the South Side of Chicago and southern suburbs.
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