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Friday, October 30, 2015

NY Magazine: Looking Past the World Series, Are the Mets Still Broke?

To get a sense of the financial challenges still facing the team, earlier this week Daily Intelligencer emailed Howard Megdal, a journalist and author of the book Wilpon’s Folly, about whether they’re truly moving past Madoff, how much this World Series appearance might help, and whether they’ll be able to afford to bring back Yoenis Céspedes. [...]

“Has anything Mets-related since the day Wilmer Flores wasn’t traded happened the way it used to? It’s why you’re seeing so many Wilpon stories right now. People are tired of it. I’m as tired of it as anyone. And it’s appealing to think everything has changed in Mets land. Too bad Daniel Murphy home runs don’t pay down debt. They just make Daniel Murphy more expensive.”

bobm Posted: October 30, 2015 at 12:10 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: fred wilpon, mets

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Man charged with stealing Mets COO Jeff Wilpon’s identity

ersey office supply company, has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly defrauding an investor of $3.5 million. He is accused of forging fraudulent agreements with 58 companies, which led the investor to purchase $3.1 million in office equipment. Conway is said to have pocketed much of the money.

Conway is alleged to have presented the investor with a letter from the Mets containing Wilpon’s forged signature. Based on the forged letter, the investor sent $500,000 to Conway and a second investor sent an additional $313,000, the FBI said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 09, 2015 at 01:44 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: fraud, fred wilpon, identity theft, mets

 

 

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