September 16th, 2013
05:19 PM ET
1 year ago

What do furs, the king of pop, and Bruce Lee have in common?

(CNN) – In addition to a 30-month prison sentence, former Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will now get to watch from afar as an auction sells off some items he forfeited when he pled guilty to misusing campaign funds.

According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, 13 items from Jackson's fraud conspiracy case will be sold in an online auction that will go live Tuesday and will last one week.

For sale is a variety of fur coats as well as film and music memorabilia, including a guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen with an initial asking price of $525. Also up for grabs is a $350 framed color photo from Bruce Lee's "Fist of Fury" that was signed by the martial arts legend.

Proceeds from the auction will go towards the $750,000 judgment against Jackson handed down Aug. 19 after the former representative pled guilty in February to using that amount of campaign funds for personal items and expenses.

The estimated combined value of all 13 items' initial asking price is $3,330. Unless the items spark a bidding war, they're not likely to make much of a dent in the three quarters of a million Jackson owes.

Jackson's wife, Sandra Jackson, was sentenced in August to twelve months in prison for her role in the fraud case. She pleaded guilty in February to failing to report nearly $570,000 in taxable income from 2006 through 2011.

–CNN'S Larry Lazo contributed to this report


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ron L

    This has NOTHING to do with politics other than the writer decided to loosely tie it to ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. I am amazed how weak the reporter staff must be that CNN can't do better than this. It would be better if your reporters would maybe pick a state and write about it's poverty rate, the miles of roads and number of bridges it needs repair, how much Federal tax revenues are collected, and how much is sent back, how many of it students graduate from high school, how many tax dollars are spent per pupil. Then tell its people how there representative has voted in relationship to these issues. CNN, you just like our country, could be so much better than you are. STEP UP.. and provide the service you are capable of delivering.

    September 16, 2013 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Where is the 40,000.00 Rolex ?

    September 16, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  3. Ldl

    But you do not have to give up the $40,000 Rolex – politicians take care of their own

    September 16, 2013 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  4. ED1

    When will the crooks start paying their dues the sentence was crappy to start with.

    It's a shame we still have to pay his health and retirement why can't he just take Obamacare that's right they voted to not have to take it should tell everyone something stinks.

    September 16, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  5. Jack Thomas

    Like father like son. Both liberal crooks.

    September 16, 2013 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |