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Jewelry and Metals from Crimes to be Auctioned Saturday
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Jewelry, precious metals and stones from nationwide crime cases will be auctioned Saturday morning in Las Vegas.

The U.S. Marshals Service is selling more than 300 lots of gold and silver bullion and coins, loose diamonds, jewelry and watches from in a live and Web simulcast auction at 10 a.m. Saturday in Las Vegas and online at www.txauction.com.

A preview will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N114.

Money from the auctions is used to compensate victims of crimes and support law enforcement programs.

Some of the cases with assets being sold are as follows:

  • Pogos Satamyan of Glendale, Calif., participant in $100 million Medicare fraud scheme, lot 155, 6.6 pounds of gold pellets with a starting bid of $120,000
  • Brent Oncale of Houston, participant in $100 million fraud scheme, lot 314, a 4.9 carat diamond with a starting bid of $17,000
  • Drug-related cases out of eastern Virginia (lot 73), southern Florida (lot 77), central California (lot 102) and northern Illinois (lot 135)

For information on the auction, including a catalog, pictures, registration and terms and conditions, go to www.txauction.com or call 512-251-2780.

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