CHICAGO (CBS) — The bidding is underway for a dozen items that former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife bought illegally with campaign money.
Those items ranging from fur capes to five framed Michael Jackson posters are being auctioned by the US Marshals service as it tries to recover some of the $750,000 the Jacksons illegally spent from the campaign fund.READ MORE: Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center
Within the first couple of hours, the item drawing the most interest was a fur-trimmed brown cashmere cape that had 35 bidders, who’d raised the bid to $615.00.READ MORE: Bell-Ringing Ceremony Honors Chicago Firefighter Edward Singleton
Next with 19 bidders was a framed and autographed Michael Jackson poster from his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. At noon, that bid was up to $371.MORE NEWS: Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union Continue Negotiations Regarding COVID Safety
The online auction continues until September 26th. Last month, a federal judge in Washington sentenced the former congressman to 2 1/2 years in prison and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, to a year behind bars.