Includes Saxophone Signed by Former President Bill Clinton
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals Service is holding a national jewelry auction, with nearly 700 lots of jewelry, diamonds, watches, collectible coins and even a saxophone signed by former President Bill Clinton, live in Houston and simulcast on the Web Friday and Saturday.
A preview will be held at the Reliant Center in Houston Thursday from noon to 5:00pm CST.
The U.S. Marshals Service consolidates pieces from cases nationwide and holds a large auction several times a year. “As the primary custodian of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program, the U.S. Marshals Service manages and disposes of assets seized and forfeited from cases nationwide,” said Eben Morales, assistant director for the Asset Forfeiture Division of the U.S. Marshals Service.
“The assets being sold at auction exhibit the power of forfeiture to remove the proceeds of crime and disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations. Proceeds from this auction will be reinvested into the law enforcement community and applied as reparations to the victims of crime.”
For more information on the auction, visit to www.txauction.com.
The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for managing and selling seized and forfeited properties acquired by federal criminals through illegal activities. Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to compensate victims, supplement funding for law enforcement initiatives and support community programs.
About the U.S. Marshals Service
The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest and most versatile Federal Law Enforcement Agency in the United States. For over 200 years, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served as the instruments of civil authority by all three branches of the U.S. government. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at www.usmarshals.gov.