POSTED: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 3:23pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he is not a target
of the investigation that led to this week's arrest of Illinois
Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
A lawyer for Jackson acknowledged Wednesday that the Illinois
Democrat is the so-called Senate Candidate 5 in the federal
complaint against Blagojevich.
Wiretapped conversations indicated that Blagojevich felt the candidate would raise campaign money for him in exchange for being appointed to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Jackson told reporters in Washington he spoke with the U.S. attorney's office Tuesday. He says he was told he is not a target of investigation and isn't accused of any misconduct.