Buy Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Mink Capes

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

One of the more shocking things revealed in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s scandal, in which the Chicago politician was found guilty of illegally spending campaign funds on superfluous items, was his taste in clothing. Jackson had a penchant for mink capes, as if he were trying to bring back the 1970s.

As Halloween fast approaches, those who are interested in dressing up like the disgraced son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson now have their chance to do so, according to the Associated Press

The U.S. Marshals Service said it will start selling 13 items in an online auction Tuesday — with proceeds going to help repay $750,000 in campaign funds that the Chicago Democrat illegally spent.

In addition to requiring that Jackson, 48, pay back the misspent funds, a U.S. judge in Washington, D.C., last month sentenced the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson to 2½ years behind bars.

Among the clothing items are a woman's mink jacket with silver-fox sleeves and a red cashmere cape with black mink trim, according to a Marshals Service press release.


Other items for sale include autographed memorabilia from martial arts legend Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson. But who are we kidding? We want the cape. 

The auction runs until Sept. 26.

Read more at ABC News. 

Jozen Cummings is the author and creator of the popular relationship blog Until I Get Married, which is currently in development for a television series with Warner Bros. He also hosts a weekly podcast with WNYC about Empire called Empire Afterparty, is a contributor at and works at Twitter as an editorial curator. Follow him on Twitter.

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