Furrier: Jackson bought furs at charity event

The manager of a California fur shop says he remembers purchases Jesse Jackson Jr. made in 2009 and described them to the FBI.

Paul Matsumoto of the Edwards Lowell Furrier and Fur Shop in Beverly Hills told The Associated Press on Friday that the former congressman purchased the four items worth $5,000 at "a charity event."

Jackson Jr. was charged Friday with spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal expenses.

Prosecutors say Jackson used campaign money to purchase an $800 mink cashmere cape, a $1,500 black and red cashmere cape, a $1,200 mink reversible parka and a $1,500 "black fox reversible."

Matsumoto says he remembers the items because he described them to the FBI.

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