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For Immediate Release

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September 16, 2013 Lynzey Donahue, U.S. Marshals Service (202) 307-9075
U.S. Marshals Selling Personal Items from Jesse Jackson, Jr., Fraud Case

** This Auction has been Cancelled **
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Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service is selling 12 items from the Jesse Jackson, Jr., fraud conspiracy case via an online auction at www.txauction.com starting Tuesday and ending Sept. 26.

Items for sale include Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia and fur coats and capes. Net proceeds from the sale of these assets will be subtracted from the $750,000 money judgment against Jackson that was filed in federal court Aug. 19.

Jackson pleaded guilty in February in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia to conspiring to defraud his re-election campaigns of about $750,000 in funds that were used to pay for personal items and expenses. According to the government’s evidence, Jackson carried out a fraud scheme from 2005 until 2012. Rather than using donated funds for legitimate campaign expenses, he used a substantial portion for personal expenditures. Jackson was sentenced in August to 30 months in prison.

Lady's black hooded mink parka Framed and autographed Michael Jackson poster Lady's black mink jacket

Michael Jackson authographed shadowbox frame

"Bruce Lee" autographed shadowbox frame

 

Some of the items forfeited to the U.S. government in the Jesse Jackson, Jr., case and up for auction starting Tuesday
Auction website:
http://txauction.com/items.cfm?id=192
More information on the case:
http://www.fbi.gov/washingtondc/press-releases/2013/former-congressman-jesse-l.-jackson-jr.-sentenced-to-30-months-in-prison-for-conspiring-to-defraud-campaign

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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