Sports Auction CEO Accused Of Selling Fake Jerseys

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT) -- New York prosecutors on Thursday charged the CEO of a sports memorabilia auction house with allegedly selling phony jerseys of major leaguers like Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Mark McGwire to scam unsuspecting collectors.

Steven Jensen, the co-CEO of Vintage Sports Authentics LLC, committed mail and wire fraud by selling fake jerseys purportedly worn by Major League Baseball players, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The defendant “took advantage of dedicated fans and sports enthusiasts around the country, trading on the success of some of...
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