Jesse Jackson Jr. Selling Home to Pay Debt

The former congressman's house could fetch $2.5 million.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the U.S. District Court in D.C. following a sentencing hearing. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to sell his high-priced townhouse in the nation's capital to pay back the $750,000 of campaign cash he spent on furs, vacations and a Rolex watch, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Jackson, 48, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Aug. 14, but he is still a free man and is expected to report to prison by Nov. 1, the Tribune reports. 

The townhouse, which was built in 1921 and boosts such luxury features as five fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, a sunroom and a rooftop deck with a Jacuzzi, was briefly listed in 2012 and could fetch as much as $2.5 million.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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