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.
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.
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 fourth member of the team that ran Mastro Auctions is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.
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.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Theotikos faces up to four years in prison.
Doug Allen, former president of Mastro Auctions and current head of Legendary Auctions, is expected to plead guilty to shill bidding customers.
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.
Former auction house exec Bill Mastro is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges early next year following court proceedings in Chicago Thursday.
New York Daily News investigative reporter Michael O’Keeffe talked about the charges against three former hobby executives and why he believes it’s a landmark case for the industry.
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.
A 10-year-old kid’s gift to the Fridge got some mainstream media attention over the weekend, but one important detail might be missing.
The former head of Mastro Auctions has consigned his vintage baseball memorabilia to an auction scheduled for December.
A well-traveled T206 proof strip with a little mystery to it is on display at the Phillies’ ballpark as it heads back to the auction block.
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.
Some sports collectors did early Christmas shopping for themselves at Mastro Auctions’ Legends sale.