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Probation Recommended for Mastro Employee

US Attorney

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.

Second Former Business Partner Suing Rogers

Pulaski County Arkansas Circuit Court

A new civil suit claims Arkansas dealer John Rogers had created a Ponzi-style scheme that took a business partner on an expensive ride.

3 More Dealers Sentenced in Fake Jersey Cases


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.

Two Sentenced in Jersey Fraud Case


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.

Editor’s Blog: News and Notes from the Courts to the Cops

legal scales

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 Guilty Pleas in Jersey Fraud Cases


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.

FBI: Six Memorabilia Dealers Charged With Fraud Involving “Hundreds of Thousands” of Dollars


Six sports memorabilia dealers are accused in similar but separate fraud schemes involving jerseys FBI agents say weren’t game worn.

Two Arrested for Baseball Card Box Fraud

Jesus Gil

A Florida couple is accused of pulling a boatload of UPC switcheroos on various types of sports card boxes.

Florida Man Charged…Again…With Autograph Fraud

Kenneth Lane

Pasco County, Florida sheriff’s detectives say they found a machine used to create bogus autographs… and they’ve got a list of unhappy buyers.

SoCal Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud


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.

FBI Has Plenty of Tools to Uncover Fraud

Fake Ruth autographs

A peek inside the FBI’s Questioned Documents unit.

Cali Detectives Nab Sports Card Scammers

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.