WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Marshals Service pull the plug on the Jesse Jackson, Jr. assets auction.
The agency reports there are legitimate concerns about the authenticity of the guitar purportedly signed by musicians Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen. The Marshals Service will conduct a secondary review of all the assets to verify.
"It is our practice to be diligent about all matters relating to the management and sale of assets" says Kim Beal, acting Asst. Director for The Asset Forfeiture Division of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Jackson pleaded guilty in February to misappropriating $750,000 in campaign funds. It was used to buy personal items such as the guitar, as well as fur coats and capes among other things.
Jackson was sentenced to two years in prison. He'll also have to pay back the $750,000.