The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A 10-carat diamond watch. A 25-inch gold chain with a "Paid In Full" pendant.
Those are just two items of criminal loot seized by law enforcement and up for auction this weekend in Austin. The auction is part of the U.S. Marshals' program to raise money for law enforcement and crime victims.
The booty was seized in felony cases, including drug and corporate crimes. The 10-carat watch is estimated to be worth $30,000.
The public will get a preview of hundreds of items on Friday. The auction is Saturday at the downtown Hilton hotel.
The Austin auction is one of several that will be held this year. A U.S. Marshals spokeswoman said the program raised more than $3 million last year.