Filed under: Auctions
Disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's personal belongings are set to go up for auction by the storage facility to which he owes one year's worth of back rent. Indeed, Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage, a Chicago-area moving and storage company, plans to sell the contents of seven 5' by 7' wooden storage crates he has rented for the past eight years (as seen above), according to Paul Lombardo, Boyer-Rosene's chief executive officer.
Most of the contents of the crates are documents, but there's one intriguing item: a life-size statue of crooner Elvis Presley with a microphone in hand.
Unless Blagojevich ponies up what he owes, the public will be invited to buy at auction the contents of the crates on August 14. The proceeds of the auction will be donated to a local charity, Children's Memorial Hospital, according to Lombardo.
It is unlikely that former Governor Rod Blagojevich is terribly focused on the belongings he left at Boyer-Rosene--at least not right now. In fact, he spent much of today in a court room listening to closing arguments during his federal trial in Chicago for corruption charges. Jurors are expected to begin their deliberations tomorrow.