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Jackson auction stalled on authenticity doubts

– With the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen called into question, authorities pulled the plug Friday on an online auction of personal belongings forfeited by Illinois’ prison-bound former congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr.

The U.S. Marshals Service began the auction this week to recoup part of the $750,000 in campaign funds the former congressman and his wife illegally spent on memorabilia, furs, vacations and other personal items.

But the agency announced Friday that it was canceling the entire auction “out of an abundance of caution” because of questions about the guitar, which prosecutors say the former congressman bought with campaign money for $4,000.

“Because new information has come to light, we are taking additional steps to review all the items,” said Kim Beal, the acting assistant director for the forfeiture division of the Marshals Service.

– Associated Press

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