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Corrupt Congressman's Gifts go to Auction

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Corrupt Congressman's Gifts go to Auction

Corrupt Congressman's Gifts go to Auction

Corrupt Congressman's Gifts go to Auction

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The government had a lot of loot on its hands after former Republican Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham was sentenced to eight years in prison for taking millions in bribes and gifts. Among the haul: A cedar-lined cabinet, Persian rugs, silver-plated candelabras. Now it can all can be yours, today. The government is auctioning off Cunningham's ill-gotten goods.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. After former Republican Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham was sentenced to eight years in prison for taking millions in bribes and gifts, the government had a lot of loot on its hands: a cedar-lined cabinet, Persian rugs, silver-plated candelabras. Now it can all can be yours, today, when the feds auction off the spoils. Defense contractors also gave the California Congressman a yacht and Rolls Royce, but he got rid of those before he was indicted. This is MORNING EDITION.

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