JESSE JACK­SON JR. TRIES TO BRING MCCARTHY BACK INTO DI­VORCE CASE

Chicago Sun-Times - - POLITICS | CITY BEAT - BY TINA SFONDELES Po­lit­i­cal Re­porter Email: ts­fonde­les@ suntimes. com Twit­ter: @ Ti­naS­fon

Di­vorce lawyers for Jesse Jack­son Jr. have filed pa­pers in Wash­ing­ton, D. C., to try to res­ur­rect their quest to sub­poena for­mer Chicago Po­lice Depart­ment Supt. Garry McCarthy.

The mo­tion filed on Tuesday is seek­ing a judge’s ap­proval to sub­poena McCarthy, as well as Rick Si­mon, a for­mer Chicago Po­lice sergeant who now runs a clean­ing com­pany with city con­tracts, and for­mer Chicago Po­lice of­fi­cer James Love in Jack­son Jr.’ s di­vorce case, which is play­ing out in D. C., where Sandi Jack­son and the cou­ple’s two chil­dren live.

Sandi Jack­son’s at­tor­neys in Jan­uary called the re­quests for de­po­si­tions of the three men “un­war­ranted sub­poe­nas full of un­sup­ported in­nu­endo.”

The three men were sub­poe­naed in the Chicago case, but at­tor­neys did not pro­ceed with it. Sandi Jack­son’s mo­tion to dis­miss the sub­poe- nas was not re­solved be­fore the case was dis­missed. McCarthy’s at­tor­ney in Chicago has said the sub­poena was “un­war­ranted’ and ar­gued he had “ab­so­lutely noth­ing to do with” with the con­tentious di­vorce.

The lat­est re­quest was made since the three are out­side of the ju­ris­dic­tion of the case. Jack­son Jr. and Sandi Jack­son in late April said they’d try to me­di­ate their siz­zling di­vorce case and avoid a po- ten­tially sen­sa­tional trial where al­le­ga­tions of “ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fairs” could be pub­licly de­tailed.

But those me­di­a­tion pro­ceed­ings fiz­zled. A trial date was set last month for Jan. 8, 2018.

Sandi Jack­son’s at­tor­neys in D. C. are ex­pected to file pa­pers in op­po­si­tion of the re­quest.

Sandi and Jesse Jack­son Jr. both pleaded guilty in Au­gust 2013 to var­i­ous schemes re­lat­ing to the loot­ing of his con­gres­sional cam­paign fund. Sandi Jack­son, the for­mer South Side 7th Ward al­der­man, and Jack­son Jr., the for­mer 2nd District con­gress­man, each went to prison for di­vert­ing $ 750,000 from cam­paign funds for their per­sonal use be­tween 2005 and 2012.

The for­mer con­gress­man pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit false state­ments and mail and wire fraud; his wife to fil­ing a false fed­eral in­come tax re­turn.

| SU­SAN WALSH/ AP

For­mer U. S. Rep. Jesse Jack­son Jr. and his wife, Sandi, in Wash­ing­ton, D. C., in 2013.

For­mer Chicago Po­lice Supt. Garry McCarthy

| SUN- TIMES FILE PHOTO

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