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Auction for memorabilia bought by Jesse Jackson Jr.

A dozen pieces of memorabilia and luxury clothing once owned by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are being auctioned off.

The items include Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia and fur coats and capes.

The U.S. Marshals Service is selling the 12 items, which were surrendered by Jackson Jr. to help pay off a $750,000 money judgment against him. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in February to looting his campaign fund for personal expenses.

The auction, which is being held online at txauction.com, will end on Sept. 26. The proceeds will be deducted from the money judgment owed by Jackson Jr., according to the Marshals Service.

Starting prices range from $115 for a cashmere cape with mink trim to $350 for the autographed Bruce Lee photo. Jackson Jr. paid $800 for the cape, according to documents that identified the items for forfeiture at the time that Jackson Jr. was charged.

In addition to the money judgment, Jackson Jr. was sentenced last month to 30 months in prison. His wife, Sandi, pleaded guilty to tax charges for her involvement in the scheme and was sentenced to 12 months in prison. She also was ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution.

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