ANDERSON - Former Anderson County Councilman Ron Wilson's possessions are being auctioned after his mail fraud conviction.

The Anderson Independent-Mail (http://bit.ly/1i0ENQs) reported that hundreds of his possessions already have been auctioned to help some of the nearly 800 victims of his Ponzi scheme.

Wilson was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the $57 million scam involving silver investments.

The latest auction of more than 300 items includes mahogany and red leather furniture Wilson's office in Easley, as well as a pickup truck, 18 guns.

There also is Confederate-themed artwork, 64 pounds of military surplus gunpowder and farm equipment.

The auction begins Friday and ends Wednesday night.

Proceeds will go to a federally named receiver who is working to find assets and distribute the money to victims of the scheme.