Jesse Jackson Jr. Must Forfeit Over Items

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  • Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. received a forfeiture order from the United States District Court, asking the embattled politician to fork over $750,000 and give up some of his prized possessions.

    Jackson Jr. has to cough up a wide array of items, reports NBC Chicago, including:

    $10,000 worth of Bruce Lee memorabilia
    $5,000 football signed by American presidents
    $15,000 worth of Dr. Martin Luther King memorabilia
    $18,000 worth in Michael Jackson souvenirs (including two of his MJ’s hats)
    $4,000 guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen
    $2.775 worth of Jim Hendrix memorabilia
    $2,200 worth of Malcolm X souvenirs
    $5,000 worth of furs

    So far, Jackson Jr. has forfeited 13 items including some of the Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia. NBC Chicago also reports he has handed over, a mink cashmere cape, a black and red cashmere cape, a black fox coat and a mink parka.

    He was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison on August 22, 2013 for using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

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