Just five days after former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) resigned from Congress last month amid an investigation into his campaign finances, his wife, Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, filed a number of amendments to her ward committee campaign fund reports, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The amendments detail at least $13,000 in previously undisclosed transfers from her husband's congressional account, as well as other transactions, going back three years. A note included on some of the report explains that, "[p]er our recent conversations, I am amending this file to reflect corrections made to this report reflecting contributions and disbursements that were not included in the original report due to staff transitions and computer errors."
From the Sun-Times:
Some of the corrected reports now indicate negative balances — something that an official with the Illinois State Board of Elections said could result in a review.
In the second quarter of 2011, for instance, the committee originally filed a report showing nearly $12,000 cash on hand. The amended report showed the committee was actually $7,000 under water. It also did not originally disclose $3,750 in transfers from Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional fund.
Typically, negative balances call for follow-up from the board of elections.