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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 12, 2011 Lynzey Donahue (202) 307-9075 / (202) 307-9065;

Tonya Dillard, General Services Administration
(404) 331-0535 tonyar.dillard@gsa.gov 
U.S. Marshals to Auction Unabomber’s Personal Effects
Washington – The personal effects of Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, will be sold via an online auction by the U.S. Marshals beginning May 18. U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell of the Eastern District of California ordered the sale in August 2010. Proceeds from the auction will be used to compensate Kaczynski’s victims.

The auction will run from May 18 to June 2. The online catalog, which will include approximately 60 lots of property, will be on the Web at www.gsaauctions.gov beginning May 18. Items to be sold include personal documents, such as driver’s licenses, birth certificates, deeds, checks, academic transcripts, photos, and his handwritten codes; typewriters; tools; clothing; watches; several hundred books; and more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions of the "Unabom Manifesto."

“The U.S. Marshals Service has been given a unique opportunity to help the victims of Theodore Kaczynski’s horrific crimes,” said U.S. Marshal Albert Nájera of the Eastern District of California. “We will use the technology that Kaczynski railed against in his various manifestos to sell artifacts of his life. The proceeds will go to his victims and, in a very small way, offset some of the hardships they have suffered.”

Photos of selected auction lots are available at www.flickr.com/photos/usmarshals/(click on “Sets”). The catalog, photos and descriptions of all the lots will be available at www.gsaauctions.gov when the auction goes live on May 18.

Typewriter Documents

Shoes

Scale

These photos, released by the U.S. Marshals Service, display several of the lots being sold in an online auction of the personal effects of Ted Kaczynski, aka the “Unabomber.” The General Services Administration is conducting the sale on behalf of the U.S. Marshals from May 18 to June 2. Proceeds from the auction will be used to compensate Kaczynski’s victims. The auction will be online at www.gsaauctions.gov. (U.S. Marshals photo)
 
The U.S. Marshals Service occupies a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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