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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 14, 2012 Lynzey Donahue, U.S. Marshals Service (202) 307-9075;
Jason Rzepniewski, Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers (512) 251-2780
U.S. Marshals Selling Jewelry, Gold Bars, Art and Other Luxury Items

Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service is selling 252 lots of jewelry, designer clothing and other luxury items, including works of art by Tony Curtis, via an online auction through Tuesday at www.txauction.com.

The items being sold were seized in court cases from 32 federal judicial districts in 25 states and have been forfeited to the government. The U.S. Marshals Service consolidates pieces from cases nationwide and holds a large auction several times a year. Proceeds generated from the auctions are used to compensate victims of crimes and supplement law enforcement programs.

Gold bar, painting, evening gown

From l to r: One-ounce gold bar, lot 1000; “Spring Morning” acrylic painting by Tony Curtis, lot 1075; and Kevan Hall evening gown, lot 64.

 

Watch, fountain pen, diamond

From l to r: Audemars Piguet watch, lot 1011; Conklin Endura fountain pen, lot 4014; and diamond ring, lot 1044.

For more information on the auction, go to www.txauction.com or call 512-251-2780.

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 23,000 assets with a value of $2.4 billion.

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

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