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Bill Mastro sentenced to 20 months in federal prison

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor So what does a history of fraud in high-profile sports memorabilia auctions get you? For Bill Mastro, it’s 20 months in federal prison. That was the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman on Thursday. It could have been as much as five years but Guzman and […]

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Mastro pleads guilty to mail fraud, admits trimming famed Honus Wagner card

Former auction house executive Bill Mastro pleased guilty to mail fraud in a U.S. District Court on Thursday and in the process admitted that he had trimmed the most-expensive and most-famous baseball card in existence as part of his testimony.

Mastro, Allen indicted on fraud charges

Sports auction house executives Bill Mastro and Doug Allen were indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago on Wednesday on charges of fraud.