Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Paid The Government $200,000


Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) has paid off $200,0000 of the $750,000 he owes the government, according to a federal court document filed on Monday. 

The document states that Jackson gave a $200,000 check to the U.S. Marshals Service on Oct. 25, just a few days before he reported for his prison sentence at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C. Jackson’s projected release date is Dec. 31, 2015, provided he receives the full sentence reduction for good behavior. 

A court filing last month indicated that Jackson had agreed to sell his Washington, D.C. house to help settle the total amount he owes as part of the plea agreement he entered into in February. 

According to The Chicago Tribune, Jackson’s D.C. house is worth almost $1.3 million, and is not currently listed on the market.