Blagojevich Tied Job To Campaign Cash, Jackson Says

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., told jurors Wednesday at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial that the former Illinois governor implied at a 2003 meeting that Jackson’s wife was passed over for a job in part because the congressman declined to hand over $25,000 for Blagojevich’s election campaign.

On the first day of defense witness testimony at Blagojevich’s retrial, Jackson told the court that after he had refused then-Rep. Bill Lipinski’s request that he shell out the donation for Blagojevich’s 2002 governor campaign, the Illinois state lottery director...
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