The Jesse Jackson Jr. scandal has reached the stage where the government sells the evidence off to the highest bidder.
A number of items once owned by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, are going up for auction on Tuesday, as part of the conclusion of the federal corruption case brought against them last year.The U.S. Marshals are selling the items through the website of Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers. The available items include several mink coats and cashmere capes, framed Bruce Lee autographs, and Michael Jackson autographs. The bidding on most of the items will open in the low hundreds, and the auction will run through Thursday.
An example of one of the item descriptions:
COLLECTIBLE: Framed and matted “Michael Jackson” autographed poster of 25 Anniversary of Thriller; also 3 color photos (8″ x 9″) unsigned; red & black matte w/ “Michael Jackson” & “King of Pop”; black coated wood frame, 43.75″ tall x 42.1″ wide; receipt & COA by Antiquities International (The Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace) dated 8-16-2009, Jesse Jackson Jr purchaser; Item #14017. Note: Damage present to frame, glass intact.
Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison last month, while Sandi Jackson was sentenced to 12 months. According to The Washington Post, proceeds from the online auction this week will be used to pay down the $750,000 judgement against Jackson Jr.