Four Youngstown area men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a much larger scheme involving sales of $2 million worth of fake autographs.
Fromer auction company CEO Bill Mastro will be heading to federal prison after a judge handed down a sentence in the long-running case.
U.S. attorneys say more than 1,300 lots in Mastro Auctions catalogs were shill bid in less than two years.
Attorneys for former auction house chief Bill Mastro state their case in a request for leniency in his sentencing for fraud later this month.
Failing to comply with a court order in connection with a local bank’s lawsuit, sports memorabilia dealer and photo archive business owner John Rogers has been jailed.
A bank seeking $15 million from former sports memorabilia and photo dealer John Rogers isn’t happy he’s pleading the fifth amendment.
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.
A new civil suit claims Arkansas dealer John Rogers had created a Ponzi-style scheme that took a business partner on an expensive ride.
Three more dealers will spend time in federal prison after being sentenced for misrepresenting jerseys they sold, some of which wound up at trading card companies.
A federal judge has ordered one man to prison early next year while another will avoid the slammer but be forced to stay home and wear an electronic monitor as part of his sentence in the fraud case involving bogus game jerseys.
A delay in court proceedings involving two jersey dealers charged with fraud, a theft in Georgia, and a happy ending for some stolen stuff.
Three sports memorabilia dealers pleaded guilty in federal court to selling jerseys that weren’t what they were represented to be…but it’s clear the investigation into the industry isn’t over.
Six sports memorabilia dealers are accused in similar but separate fraud schemes involving jerseys FBI agents say weren’t game worn.
A Florida couple is accused of pulling a boatload of UPC switcheroos on various types of sports card boxes.
A former card show promoter and the owner of Sports Treasures, a chain of retail outlets in the LA area, failed to report over $3 million in income according to the U.S. government.
A peek inside the FBI’s Questioned Documents unit.
Two knuckleheads selling fake and imaginary cards are caught with the help of one of their victims who’s still looking for a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth.