CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Jesse Jackson Jr. Items Could Be Auctioned Off

View Comments
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Catherine Catalane Catherine Catalane
Catherine Catalane is a part-time news anchor at Newsradio...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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.

View Comments