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Would Anyone Like To Buy Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Bruce Lee Photos?

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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.

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