Blagojevich’s life-size Elvis may be auctioned off

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A life-size Elvis Presley statue that once belonged to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be up for auction.

Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage CEO Paul Lombardo said Monday that everything in seven storage units connected to Blagojevich at the facility near Chicago will be auctioned Aug. 14, unless at least $3,300 is paid. Payments haven’t been made in more than a year.

Blagojevich’s publicist says the units belong to the Friends of Blagojevich campaign fund, whose finances are frozen.

Lombardo says auction profits will go to the Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to trying to sell President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat and scheming to squeeze people for campaign donations, including a Children’s Hospital executive.