Big bid for Madoff's boxers
Once Bernie Madoff's, this bull sculpture sold at a Miami auction for $5,000.
June 6th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Big bid for Madoff's boxers

Someone dropped $400 on Bernie Madoff's underwear during a weekend auction of the convicted Ponzi schemer's stuff in Miami.

That's 14 pairs for that price, but still.

The boxers certainly weren't the highest-priced items up for bid at the Miami Beach Convention Center, according to The Miami Herald. About 150 buyers showed up in person, and 6,000 got into the action online, the paper said. The bids brought in more than $400,000, most of which will go to Madoff’s fraud victims.

Here's a quick receipt from the event staged by the U.S. Marshals Service:

Golf clubs: $15,000

Sculpture of a bull: $5,000 (though appraised at $210)

Rolex watch: $31,000

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  1. Anthony's Case Posts

    The third week of the Casey Anthony murder trial gets under way Monday.

    On the second week, that ended Saturday, jurors had a front row seat to the vivid, yet imaginary, world the Florida mother created in the weeks after 2-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared in 2008.

    The jury heard detailed stories from Anthony's mother and her brother, of her business trips to Tampa and visits to an old flame that later proved to be false.

    Jurors also heard recordings of Anthony's police interviews, jailhouse visits and a 911 call.

    June 6, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anthony's Case Posts

    The third week of the Casey Anthony murder trial gets under way Monday.

    On the second week, that ended Saturday, jurors had a front row seat to the vivid, yet imaginary, world the Florida mother created in the weeks after 2-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared in 2008.

    The jury heard detailed stories from Anthony's mother and her brother, of her business trips to Tampa and visits to an old flame that later proved to be false.

    Jurors also heard recordings of Anthony's police interviews, jailhouse visits and a 911 call..

    June 6, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Anthony's Case Posts

    The third week of the Casey Anthony murder trial gets under way Monday.

    On the second week, that ended Saturday, jurors had a front row seat to the vivid, yet imaginary, world the Florida mother created in the weeks after 2-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared in 2008.

    The jury heard detailed stories from Anthony's mother and her brother, of her business trips to Tampa and visits to an old flame that later proved to be false.

    Jurors also heard recordings of Anthony's police interviews, jailhouse visits and a 911 call...

    June 6, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony's Case Posts

    The third week of the Casey Anthony murder trial gets under way Monday.

    On the second week, that ended Saturday, jurors had a front row seat to the vivid, yet imaginary, world the Florida mother created in the weeks after 2-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared in 2008.

    The jury heard detailed stories from Anthony's mother and her brother, of her business trips to Tampa and visits to an old flame that later proved to be false.

    Jurors also heard recordings of Anthony's police interviews, jailhouse visits and a 911 call

    June 6, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. Casey Case Posts

    The third week of the Casey Anthony murder trial gets under way Monday.

    On the second week, that ended Saturday, jurors had a front row seat to the vivid, yet imaginary, world the Florida mother created in the weeks after 2-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared in 2008.

    The jury heard detailed stories from Anthony's mother and her brother, of her business trips to Tampa and visits to an old flame that later proved to be false.

    Jurors also heard recordings of Anthony's police interviews, jailhouse visits and a 911 call.!

    June 6, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Anthony's Case Posts

    The third week of the Casey Anthony murder trial gets under way Monday.

    On the second week, that ended Saturday, jurors had a front row seat to the vivid, yet imaginary, world the Florida mother created in the weeks after 2-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared in 2008.

    The jury heard detailed stories from Anthony's mother and her brother, of her business trips to Tampa and visits to an old flame that later proved to be false.

    Jurors also heard recordings of Anthony's police interviews,, jailhouse visits and a 911 call.

    June 6, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Madoff's shorts should have gone to the fake Ellis from Panama.

    June 6, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I wonder what it looks like.

    June 6, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    ARE they clean or have skid marks?

    June 6, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )

    I would'nt consider "wearing" anyone elses "tire tracks" for "any amount of money".

    June 6, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    $400? WHAT?
    That's just...nasty.

    June 6, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    You do know, dear bloggers, that now ACP is now cutting and pasting from the "IN SESSION" blog.
    If ACP were going to steal material from another blog, I do wish it would copy an *interestig* topic that we haven't heard about, or couldn't find, ourselves.

    This cat is getting on my nerves. I'ln going to work. At least when patrons get on my nerves, I can *do* something about it!

    June 6, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    Casey Anthony trial troll. Please go to the Marqee blog. They want to hear all about the trial there. Leave us alone.

    June 6, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The power to annoy is still power.

    June 6, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Anthony's Case Posts

    The excuses

    Testimony earlier in the trial in Orlando revealed that Anthony lied to her parents and avoided them for 31 days in the summer of 2008 while Caylee was supposedly missing.

    During the second week of the trial, jurors learned more about what Anthony told her parents during that time and what she was actually doing.

    From the witness stand Tuesday, Anthony's mother described heated confrontations with her daughter on July 15, 2008, after she learned Anthony had been lying about her whereabouts for a month.

    The stories began with Anthony saying she was having a sleepover with a nanny named Zenaida "Zanny" Gonzalez. Then, Anthony said she was out of town on a work trip to Tampa, Florida.

    By the fourth week, Anthony's story was that she was out of town visiting an old boyfriend named Jeffrey Michael Hopkins.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
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