Doug Allen


Transcript Reveals Details of Allen’s Sentencing

It was one of the lengthiest prison sentences ever given in a sports memorabilia case. The court transcript details what was said in a Chicago courtroom.

Doug Allen Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Fraud and obstructing a federal investigation will put former Mastro Auctions president Doug Allen in federal custody for nearly five years.

US Attorneys: Allen’s Conduct “Reckless and Obstructive”

The government is seeking a 57-month sentence for former Mastro Auctions President Doug Allen over shill bids and putting FBI agents at potential risk.

Allen Attorneys Ask Judge for Leniency

Lawyers for former Mastro Auctions executive Doug Allen hope to convince a federal judge to turn away a prosecution proposal of 57 months in prison.

Judge Grants Sentencing Delay for 2 Former Mastro Execs

Attorneys for Doug Allen and Mark Theotikos say they need more time to contest prosecutors’ loss calculations in shill bidding that occurred from 2002-2009.

Mastro Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison

Fromer auction company CEO Bill Mastro will be heading to federal prison after a judge handed down a sentence in the long-running case.

Former Mastro IT Director Gets Probation, Fine

Not being honest eight years ago with FBI investigators looking into a shill bidding scheme at Mastro Auctions has led to a federal sentence for Bill Boehm.

Mastro Sentencing Date Set

Having pleaded guilty to fraud charges, former auction house executive Bill Mastro is expected to face prison time.

Probation Recommended for Mastro Employee

The former IT director for Mastro Auctions may not see prison time after federal prosecutors urged probation for his role in the company’s shill bidding scheme.

Notebook: Collector’s Letter to Mastro Judge; Turkey Red Football Sighting, T206 Silver Bars

A minority owner of an MLB franchise chimes in on the Mastro Auctions case, Topps takes Turkey Red to Target and info on a new T206-pure silver product.

Mastro Employee Changes Plea

A fourth member of the team that ran Mastro Auctions is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.

Allen Pleads Guilty as Memorabilia Investigation Takes New Twist

Federal agents put a wire on Legendary Auctions’ President Doug Allen after he agreed to cooperate –but then things got interesting according to his guilty plea.

Former Mastro Exec Pleads Guilty

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Theotikos faces up to four years in prison.

Auction Exec Set to Change Plea in Federal Fraud Case

Doug Allen, former president of Mastro Auctions and current head of Legendary Auctions, is expected to plead guilty to shill bidding customers.

Mastro Pleads Guilty; Awaits Sentencing

UPDATED: Bill Mastro has pleaded guilty in a Chicago federal courtroom to mail fraud, officially acknowledged that he trimmed the $2.8 million T206 Wagner card and engaged on shill bidding.

Report: Mastro Will Plead Guilty

Former auction house exec Bill Mastro is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges early next year following court proceedings in Chicago Thursday.

Mastro Auctions Reps Facing Federal Fraud Charges

Former hobby leader Bill Mastro will cooperate with federal officials in a fraud case while attorneys for two other Mastro execs say they’re not guilty.

SGC Boss Claims Shill Bidding in Counter Suit

Seven months after being sued for money they say he owed them, SGC president Dave Forman has submitted a counterclaim against Mastro Auctions. The court papers filed January 27 accuse the parent company of the now defunct auction house of several transgressions including shill bidding, a practice that artificially raises bids to generate a higher […]

Mastro Auctions Gone; New Company Formed

Mastro Auctions’ 13-year run has ended with its assets being acquired by a group of top level employees who have formed a new company.