If you’ve ever wanted to own a lady’s sheared mink jacket with 40% silver fox sleeves, just make sure to bid on this auction tomorrow. Not only will you get your hands on a sweet piece of mink, you’ll also help Jesse Jackson Jr. repay the $750,000 in campaign funds he spent illegally. Jackson Jr. pled guilty to misusing the campaign funds in February and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
The U.S. Marshals Service will be selling 13 items surrendered by Jackson Jr. and the proceeds will be deducted from the amount owed in the settlement. 12 items are currently listed and starting bids range from $115 for a cashmere / mink cape (the auction is 30% mink) to $300 for a framed and autographed Michael Jackson Thriller poster (the auction is 60% Michael Jackson). He paid $800 for the cape so someone might get a really good deal. He also paid $43,000 for a gold Rolex that is not listed in the auction (0% Rolex).
The sale will run through Sept. 26. and it’s up to buyers to arrange for 3rd party shipping.
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