Going… Going… Gone! On Wednesday, the first batch of disgraced Montreal financier Earl Jones’s belongings were sold at auction. “Drapes, tables, table cloths, everything that was in the house” was up for grabs, said Empire Auctions owner Abe Rogozinsky, who handled the deal. “Can openers, you name it, whatever was in the house. Mixmasters, etc… And we sold all of it.” The auction profits will go to the trustees handling Jones’s bankruptcy. But the hope is that some of the money will make its way back to the many clients who lost everything under Jones’s management. Jones has pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud totalling $50 million. He will be sentenced on February 15.
How much for a disgraced financier's can opener?
Earl Jones items up for auction
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