Crime

Shawn Merriman, aka Mormon Madoff: Auction of amazing Ponzi scheme booty (PHOTOS)

Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more.

This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of items up for bid -- many of them on-view below -- are eye-popping and, for his victims, infuriating.

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