Judge eases travel restrictions for ex-US Rep. Jackson

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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 9:06 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge is easing travel restrictions during Jesse Jackson Jr.'s supervised release so the ex-congressman can take his children to visit his imprisoned wife more often and see the children's grandparents in Chicago.

Court documents show the judge signed the order Monday after Jackson's attorneys filed it. The motion says it's burdensome Jackson and the children are limited to monthly visits with his wife and unable to visit Chicago family, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The documents say Jackson Jr. will notify the court of travel and confirm his return to the family's Washington home.

Jackson was released from prison last year after serving time for fraud. His wife, ex-Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, is imprisoned in West Virginia for filing false income tax returns tied to the same illegal spending.