A possible fake? Jesse Jackson Jr. memorabilia auction canceled

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Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., 48, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. “I still, believe in the power of forgiveness. I believe in the power of redemption. Today I manned up and tried to accept responsibility for the error of my ways,” he said before climbing into a […]

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(CNN) — The U.S. Marshals Service has canceled the auction of Jesse Jackson Jr.’s fraud case memorabilia after revelations that at least one of the items may be a fake.

More than a dozen items had been up for auction, handed over by Jackson to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards the $750,000 judgment against him after he admitted to misusing campaign funds for private use. Jackson, a former Democratic Representative from Illinois, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Among the fur coats and movie memorabilia was a guitar purportedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen. Those signatures may be fake, the Marshals Service said in a release, saying that they had received “legitimate concerns about the authenticity of the guitar.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Marshals Service will conduct a secondary review of all the assets,” the statement said.

“Once the review is complete, a decision will be made whether to repost any assets for sale by auction.”

–CNN’s Bryan Koenig contributed to this report

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