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Feds To Auction Swindler's Bill Clinton Sax

FBI seized signed instrument from fundraiser Hsu

Bill Clinton saxophone

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Bill Clinton Sax

SEPTEMBER 20--Seized from a convicted Ponzi scheme operator who was a major Hillary Clinton fundraiser, a saxophone autographed by Bill Clinton is among the items set to be auctioned, with the proceeds being banked by the U.S. government.

The instrument, seen in these United States Marshals Service (USMS) photos, was formerly the property of Norman Hsu, the swindler who last year pleaded guilty to defrauding investors out of tens of millions of dollars. Hsu, 59, was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

While he was ripping off investors, Hsu, pictured in the above mug shot, was simultaneously making a name as a major Democratic Party donor, bundling more than $850,000 in contributions to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Clinton returned those donations following Hsu’s arrest in mid-2007.

Agents discovered the signed saxophone (along with various expensive bottles of wine and champagne) during the execution of a search warrant at Hsu’s Manhattan apartment. The sax and the spirits have been forfeited to the USMS, which is arranging for the auction of Hsu’s former assets. A final forfeiture order describes the instrument as only being “autographed by a former President of the United States.”

As seen in the evidence photos, Bill Clinton autographed and dated the saxophone on the instrument’s bell. One USMS image provides a close-up of the ex-president’s signature and the “10/20/05” date. The saxophone was found in an E.M. Winston carrying case. Clinton has reportedly played an alto sax produced by the Boston-based instrument manufacturer. (6 pages)

Comments (4)

Silly me...I thought the headline said they were auction off Bill Clinton's Sex.
I wouldn't put my lips on that sax. let alone where his lips were. but you wouldn't be able to tell the truth anymore. 8 years of lieing to the country. 8 years of federal court cases. and what is he still doing trying to run the country ? lots of dead people who knew toooooo much ! go to Clinton's pardons. he released major ! major ! the worst of the worst criminals. i couldn't believe who he released ! 150 of them. none should ever see the light of day. must of made billions.
"Clinton has reportedly played an alto sax produced by the Boston-based instrument manufacturer." Bill Clinton may have played an alto sax as stated but the one pictured is a tenor sax.
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