Jesse Jackson Jr Michael Jackson

When bidding on autographs of dead celebrities such as Michael Jackson, the bidder should beware of the massive number of Michael Jackson forgeries being sold or auctioned every day around the world.

Due to the volatility of the stock market, many investors are putting their money into so-called "hard assets" like celebrity autographs that only increase in value over time.

But the increased demand for Michael Jackson autographs has spawned an entire industry of scam artists who seek to benefit from the lucrative sales of fake Jackson memorabilia.

Disgraced former Chicago Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has apparently fallen victim to one auction house in Nevada that deals in fake Michael Jackson memorabilia.

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Sandi Jackson and Jesse Jackson Jr

There is no honor among thieves -- even if those thieves are married to one another.

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr has agreed to a plea deal that involves him selling out his wife in a federal tax fraud probe, CBS 2 in Chicago is reporting.

The extensive federal investigation included 2 probes involving alleged campaign finance misuse by Jackson and tax fraud committed by his wife Sandi, a former Chicago alderman.

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Sandi Jackson and Jesse Jackson Jr

Michael Sneed of the Chicago Suntimes reports exclusively that a plea deal is on the table for Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr from the feds who are investigating "allegations of campaign fund misuse."

Sneed says the plea deal includes Jackson serving "significant time" in federal prison and that Jackson's wife, Sandi, is also under investigation for campaign finances abuse.

Jackson is the son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

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