Online auction for mobster's diamonds, other jewels

June 26, 2012 6:27:09 PM PDT
An online auction house plans to sell jewelry and other items that once belonged to reputed mobster Frank Calabrese Sr.

The items were found in a secret compartment behind a family portrait when federal agents raided his suburban home two years ago.

Calabrese is serving a life sentence. He was one of several reputed mobsters convicted in 2009 in a racketeering conspiracy that included 18 decades-old murders. He was blamed for 13, sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay more than $24 million. The auction proceeds will go toward that restitution.

Online: www.txauction.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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