Jesse Jackson Jr. apparently is a big fan of Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bruce Lee.
According to federal charges filed Friday, the former congressman spent thousands of campaign dollars on fan memorabilia including $4,600 on a Michael Jackson fedora and $4,000 on a Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen guitar.
Those items are on a list filed in court of MLK, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia he allegedly purchased with campaign money. Also on the list is an $800 mink cashmere cape and $1,200 reversible mink parka.
In response to the charges, Jackson Jr. issued his first public statement in months.
“Over the course of my life I have come to realize that none of us are immune from our share of shortcomings and human frailties," Jackson said in a statement released by the attorneys representing him in the federal probe.
"Still I offer no excuses for my conduct and I fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes I have made," he said. "To that end I want to offer my sincerest apologies to my family, my friends and all of my supporters for my errors in judgment and while my journey is not yet complete, it is my hope that I am remembered for the things that I did right.”