Jesse Jackson Jr. Items Could Be Auctioned Off
CHICAGO (CBS) — The public may have a chance to buy the items Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi illegally purchased with campaign contributions, but exactly when is unclear.
The list of items that could go up for auction includes flat screen TVs, fur coats, a fedora worn by Michael Jackson, a $43,000 gold-plated Rolex watch and more.
Once the Jacksons are sentenced, those items, including the stuffed elk heads and the celebrity memorabilia, become the responsibility of U.S. Marshal, said Belkis Sandoval in Chicago, a senior inspector with the U.S. Marshal
An auction is not definite, but some of the items may be worthy to put up for bid.
The proceeds will go toward paying restitution.
The U.S. Marshall was in charge of selling property seized from confessed Dixon embezzler Rita Crundwell, including all the livestock.
Needless to say, it’s been a busy few months.
“We, thankfully, are equipped to handle a large number of auctions,” said Sandoval.