Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., an Illinois Democrat, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for misusing campaign funds. / Evan Vucci, AP
Furs that once belonged to former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. are attracting more bids than his Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia.
The U.S. Marshals service began an online auction Tuesday to sell off items Jackson bought with campaign funds. The proceeds will go toward repaying the $750,000 Jackson illegally spent.
It's early - the auction runs through Sept. 26 - but there doesn't appear to be much interest so far.
A ladies' brown cashmere cape edged in brown mink, purchased in 2009, attracted 33 bids as of 12:30 p.m. ET, with the highest bid reaching $430. Another ladies' cape -- this one in red cashmere trimmed in dyed black mink -- attracted 18 bids and a high of $615.
In all, txauction.com shows 12 lots available for bidding. The autographed photos of Bruce Lee from movies such as Fist of Fury are attracting scant interest, but a framed and signed poster marking the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller album is up to a high bid of $510.
Jackson, a Democrat, served in Congress for 17 years before he resigned last year. He was sentenced last month to 2½ years in prison for using $750,000 in campaign funds to pay for living expenses, trips and luxury items. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson (no relation to the ex-congressman) said Jackson and his wife, Sandi, used campaign money like a "personal piggy bank."
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