It may not come as a surprise, but the attorney for Arkansas sports memorabilia and photo dealer John Rogers admits his client is the subject of a criminal investigation.
In a letter written this week to a judge handling one of the many suits filed against Rogers over unpaid loans, attorney Brett Myers says Rogers has been advised by his criminal defense attorney not to make any statements that could be construed as waiving his Fifth Amendment privilege.
First Arkansas Bank and Trust attorneys had filed written questions in court asking Rogers to answer.
As first reported by the New York Daily News, the letter confirms that Rogers has been under the microscope of federal agents.
Last year, the FBI conducted a search of Rogers Photo Archives and his North Little Rock home. No charges against him have been filed thus far.
When pleading guilty to wire fraud charges last summer, former Mastro Auctions president Doug Allen admitted he had warned Rogers about that visit while wearing an FBI recording device. Allen and Bill Mastro have yet to be sentenced while the FBI investigation into their business continues.