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For Immediate Release

December 12, 2018

Lynzey Donahue, Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699;
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. (512) 251-2780

U.S. Marshals to Hold Live Auction in New York City
Items for sale include replica statue of Wall Street Bull from David H. Brooks case,
3,500 Krugerrands, jewelry, watches, luxury pens, gold bullion

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Marshals are holding a live auction with web simulcast in New York on Friday. Nearly 300 lots for sale from federal cases nationwide include fine jewelry and watches, gold coins and bullion, and a stainless steel sculpture, “Charging Bull,” by Arturo Di Modica.

The auction will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, 2nd Floor, Gramercy Suite, 1335 6th Ave, New York, at 11 a.m., with a preview starting at 9:30 a.m. The online auction can be accessed via Bidders at the live auction must pay a $500 cash deposit. Online bidders must pay a $1,000 deposit by 5 p.m. Thursday. Registration and pre-bidding are open now.

Of note are a number of assets from the David H. Brooks case in the Eastern District of New York. Brooks, who died in federal prison in 2016, was the founder and former chief executive officer of DHB Industries, Inc., a supplier of body armor to the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies. As proven at his criminal trial in 2010, Brooks committed fraud schemes totaling $200 million. Lots 43-50, 101-113, and 248-254 are from his case.

Lots 268-272 are gold bullion from the Theresa Lynn Tetley case in the Central District of California. Tetley, the so-called “Bitcoin Maven,” operated an unlicensed bitcoin-for-cash exchange business and laundered bitcoins that were the proceeds of narcotics activity. Lot 260 is 18 gold coins from the Bruce Doll case in the Eastern District of Missouri. Doll was one of 20 people involved in a telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted the elderly.
bull sculpture, silver coins, pens
From l to r: “Charging Bull” stainless steel sculpture by Arturo Di Modica, lot 50, from the Brooks case; two of 140 American Silver Eagle bullion coins, lot 2; Mont Blanc pens, lot 249, from the Brooks case.
gold bullion, rolex watch, gold coins
From l to r: Gold bullion, lot 271, from the Tetley case; a gold Rolex watch, lot 79; 18 gold double eagle coins, lot 260, from the Doll case.

The U.S. Marshals consolidate pieces from cases nationwide and hold a large auction several times a year. Proceeds generated from the auctions are used to operate the Asset Forfeiture Program, compensate victims and support various law enforcement efforts.

For more information on the criminal cases:

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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