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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 18, 2012 Jaime Cochran (614) 332-6332;
Lynzey Donahue (202) 307-9075
U.S. Marshals to Auction more than 30 Rare, Classic, Custom, Unusual Vehicles Saturday near North Canton, Ohio

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Marshals Service will sell more than 30 rare, classic, custom and unusual vehicles via a live and Web simulcast auction Saturday at 10 a.m. at Skipco Auto Auction; 700 Elm Ridge Ave.; Canal Fulton, OH 44614. The vehicles may be previewed today and Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8-10 a.m.

1989 Chevrolet Caprice 1969 Chevrolet Camero
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 2005 Big Bear Chopper

The vehicles were seized and forfeited to the federal government as part of several federal court cases. Proceeds generated from the auction will be deposited into the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund, which is used to compensate victims, supplement law enforcement programs and support community programs.

For information, pictures, terms and conditions on the auction, go to
http://www.skipcoautoauction.com/Marshall-Auction.aspx 

For information on two of the federal court cases, go to
http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohs/news/09-04-12.html 
http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohs/news/03-02-12.html 

The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for managing and selling seized and forfeited properties acquired by federal criminals through illegal activities. Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to compensate victims, supplement funding for law enforcement initiatives and support community programs. As part of the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program, the Marshals currently manage more than 19,000 assets with a value of $4.4 billion.

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

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