Federal Bureau of Prisons records indicate former Mastro Auctions executive Doug Allen was released this summer after serving about three years and two months of a four year, nine month sentence for fraud.
Allen’s release date was listed as July 5.
In 2014, Allen pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud charges in connection with a long-running shill bidding scheme he admitted to helping orchestrate at the company’s Chicago area office. His interference in the FBI investigation of fellow fraudster John Rogers led to sentence that was significantly longer than the one handed down to founder of the company, Bill Mastro. However, Allen did see his time cut by more than a year and a half, a common occurrence for inmates who don’t cause trouble.
Mastro was released from prison on May 11, 2017 after serving about 18 months of a 20-month sentence for his role in the fraud case.
A grand jury in Hardin County, KY has indicted two men accused of being in possession of more than $22,000 worth of stolen autographed baseballs and memorabilia. The items were reported stolen earlier this year by the owner of Through the Decades, a sports card shop in Louisville.
According to the News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown, 53-year-old Eric Stein and 48-year-old Michael Hill have been charged with complicity to receiving stolen property. Stein is also accused of being a persistent felony offender.
Both men were arrested in late August, according to records from the Hardin County Detention Center, where they’re currently held on $10,000 cash bond.