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Blagojevich's Elvis statue may be auctioned off

   ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- A life-size Elvis Presley statue belonging to Rod Blagojevich could be up for auction soon because the former Illinois governor hasn't paid his storage fees.

Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage CEO Paul Lombardo said Monday that everything in Blagojevich's seven storage units at the facility near Chicago will be auctioned Aug. 14, unless he pays about $3,300 for over a year of missed payments.

Lombardo couldn't say what else was in the units that Blagojevich has rented for about eight years.

 Lombardo says auction profits will go to the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Closing arguments started Monday at Blagojevich's corruption trial. Prosecutors argued that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat because of financial problems. He pleaded not guilty.

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