Just wondering if anyone in the community has any news on this suit. Last post I saw was that Judge Geck set the trial date of January 17. But we cannot find any published reports or status. Thanks for an insights.
Prosecutors say hundreds of victims bought fake autographs, complete with phony certificates of authenticty on eBay between 2010 and 2015. Clifton Panezich, 30, appeared before a judge in Ohio Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. According to local media reports, he pleaded guilty to aggravated theft, identity fraud, telecommunications fraud, money laundering, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of forgery with a forfeiture specification.
hopefully, at sentencing it's not a slap on the wrist. Now, I wonder about those buyers of the fakes.
Panezich pleads guilty
The new company, Beckett Authentication Services, is immediately positioned as a leader in the $500 million authentic autograph industry. Led by Grad and authenticator Brian Sobrero.
BAS is accepting online submissions effective today at the Beckett Authentication Services website.
The proceeds of the auction, being held by the US Marshals Service, will be distributed among the families of 20 people Bulger and his crew were accused of killing, and several of Bulger’s extortion victims.
Bidding will start at 10 a.m. on June 25 at the South Boston convention center, which is offering free admission and holds up to 1,000 people. A Texas auction house, Gaston & Sheehan , will offer a simulcast auction online.…
Joshua Aaron Shores, 41, of Bel Air, Maryland and also of Ocean City, Maryland, was charged with Wire Fraud in a Criminal Information filed Friday in the United States District Court in Scranton, PA. He’s agreed to plead guilty.According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Shores bought unlicensed replica jerseys from China, along with mini helmets, balls and other items. Prosecutors say he then affixed phony autographs and sold them in large quantities online in a scheme that ran from 2008 to 2013.
Shores is alleged to have created, owned, and operated internet businesses under the names of Dealakhan, LLC, Stadium Authentics,…
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