Best Consolation Prize for a Pilfered Life Savings 

An Al Parish Yard Gnome

After allegedly bilking Charleston residents out of more than $90 million, Al Parish had very little he could offer in restitution. So the feds collected nearly every earthly possession the man had and offered it up for auction. Parish's eccentric cars, homes, and extravagant pen collection were expected to be big sellers, but it was the former economic guru's massive gnome collection that was most coveted by some shoppers looking for a little souvenir of the scandal.


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