Blagojevich Auction Held, Lifesize Elvis Sold As Campaign Fund Stops Paying Storage

August 21st, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

rod1 Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being found guilty of lying to federal investigators, former Governor of Illinois Rod R Blagojevich’s campaign fund ceased paying for his storage, thus causing a local moving company to auction off many of his personal items to the highest bidder, including a life size statue of Elvis, and a painting of Abraham Lincoln.

The event was complete with a bouncy inflatable castle for children to play in, grilled foods, and two Elvis impersonators who were clan in jumpsuits. The Elvis Presley statue alone brought in twenty thousand five hundred dollars. A painting of former President Abraham Lincoln fetched six hundred, and an autographed and framed photograph of the “King of Roll and Roll” gained a $1650.

Other items which sold were a neon “Gov Blagojevich” sign, and campaign buttons, flyers, banners, files, and other Blagojevich material. A plaque which rewarded Blagojevich for political leadership sold for a hundred and twenty bucks.

The owner of the seven storage units which were holding the items stated that the storage fees had not been paid to Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage in over a year. The profits from the auction are said to be going to the Children’s Memorial Hospital.

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