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Nifong to auction guitars

Posted October 10, 2008 8:58 p.m. EDT

— Former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong plans to auction off three of his collector guitars on Sunday.

The guitars are a Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, Martin D-41 and PRS Custom 24. The original values of the Martin and the PRS are estimated at $3,000 each.

The auction will take place at 1 p.m. at Daniel Boone Antique Village, 361 Ja-Max Road in Hillsborough.

Nifong filed for bankruptcy in January, listing a debt of $180.3 million. Almost all of that is estimated damages from pending civil litigation that stems from the 2006 case in which, as Durham district attorney, he had three Duke University lacrosse players indicted on false accusations of rape.

Nifong's bankruptcy filing meant he was temporarily protected from litigation, but a judge ruled earlier this year that the former Duke players could proceed with their cases against him.