The US Marshals office is auctioning off hundreds of designer shoes, garments and accessories that once belonged to convicted embezzler Sue Sachdeva. And the bids on some of the many brand-new items are lower than what you’d see at a VIP sample sale.
Sachdeva was convicted of embezzling some $34 million (!) when she was the Vice President of Finance for Koss, a Milwaukee-based company that makes some pretty serious headphones. She used the money to buy several tens of thousands of designer duds, including purses from Judith Lieber and Chanel, clothing from Gucci and basically every style Manolo Blahnik has produced in the last five seasons. And now she’s serving an 11-year sentence in federal prison.
The Marshals are selling off the items in grouped lots — for example, one lot includes two pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes. Current bid? $245. Another lot includes four purses (one of which is a quilted lemon yellow Chanel) selling for $1,000.
This auction is slated to end on Nov. 10, and we hope that the bids get a little higher before then. The money generated from the auction will be used to restore a portion of the $34 million Sachdeva stole from Koss. The Marshals are also auctioning off her Mercedez Benz, four timeshares in Hawaii and over 25,000 items of personal property.
Wanna help restore some of that money and pick up some designer shoes for a song?. You have two days to get in on the bidding, which you can do here.