Interesting article. Looks like a chunk of this stuff was bought in Las Vegas with campaign funds. I'd be curious to see how many of the things he bought were forgeries.

Maybe if they find out he bought forgeries his dad could protest the businesses that peddled it and strong arm them for ransom.

Article below.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/How-Jesse-Jackson-Jr-Spen...

Jesse Jackson Jr. apparently is a big fan of Michael Jackson,  Martin Luther King Jr. and Bruce Lee.

According to federal  charges filed Friday, the former congressman spent thousands of campaign  dollars on fan memorabilia including $4,600 on a Michael Jackson fedora and  $4,000 on a Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen guitar.

Those items are on a list filed in court of MLK, Bruce Lee  and Michael Jackson memorabilia he allegedly purchased with campaign money. Also  on the list is an $800 mink cashmere cape and $1,200 reversible mink  parka.

Full list:

Bruce Lee    memorabilia: $2,000
Bruce Lee memorabilia: $2,000
Bruce Lee memorabilia: $3,150
Martin Luther King Jr. memorabilia:    $5,595
Bruce Lee  memorabilia: $2,955
Martin Luther King Jr. memorabilia:    $5,535
Football signed by American    presidents: $5,000
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $2,000
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $4,600
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $1,400
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $2,000
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $1,000
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $1,200
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $1,000
Michael Jackson memorabilia:  $1,000
Michael Jackson hat: $3,900
Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen    guitar: $4,000
Malcom X memorabilia: $2,200
Jimi Hendrix  memorabilia: $2,775
Michael Jackson Fedora: $4,600
Mink cashmere cap: $800
Black and red cashmere  cape: $1,500
Mink reversible  parka: $1,200

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/How-Jesse-Jackson-Jr-Spen...

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Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on February 15, 2013 at 9:04pm
I'm more curious if any of it is genuine. Is Lincoln on the football?
Comment by Rick Meyer on February 15, 2013 at 9:37pm
Bought some of it from Antiquities of Nevada.
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on February 15, 2013 at 10:35pm
This should be interesting.
Comment by Sandra Rose on February 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
I went to have a look at the Antiquities of Nevada website. The MJ autos look fake and the frames and mats look amateurish.
Comment by Rick Meyer on February 18, 2013 at 10:37pm

I agree. I don't think any of their items are good. I saw a vendor at Barrett Jackson selling high end signatures. The seller claimed they got them from Antiquities of Nevada. They had 6 Howard Hughes autographs. All looked signatures looked identical. We all know how easy a signer he was.

Comment by Rick Meyer on February 18, 2013 at 10:49pm

Jesse Jackson Jr should have bought this sign Pink Floyd guitar with Syd Barrett. Wonder who authenticated this?

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on February 18, 2013 at 11:11pm

Antiquities is a major seller of forgeries. Both of their stores sell them, Las Vegas and Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

Comment by J.Seah on February 20, 2013 at 7:11am

Jackson, 47, used campaign money to buy a $43,350 gold-plated, men's Rolex watch!!

Rolex doesn't even make a gold plated watch!!! How dumb can you be???

 

Comment by Steve Zarelli on February 20, 2013 at 7:15am

What a loser. If he was going to steal tens of thousands of dollars of campaign cash, at least he could have the good grace to buy authentic material.

Comment by J.Seah on February 20, 2013 at 11:28am

Prosecutors said that upon conviction Jackson must forfeit $750,000, plus tens of thousands of dollars' worth of memorabilia items and furs.

They are going to be pissed to find that "tens of thousands of dollars' worth of memorabilia" are worth nothing. I seriously hope that they will start an investigation on memorabilia fraud!! Starting with the source of these memorabilia.

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