Feds Cancel Auction of Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Pop Mementos

Concerned about authenticity


WASHINGTON—The U.S. Marshals Service announced today it was canceling an ongoing auction of some of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s pop culture mementos because of concern about the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen.

Jackson and his wife, Sandi, both South Side Democrats, were sentenced in August to prison terms for looting his campaign treasury of about $750,000.