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Friday, February 19, 2016

New Jersey man pleads guilty to forging Mets COO Jeff Wilpon’s signature in $3.5M business scam

Maybe Fred Wilpon can use this defense to get out of the Bobby Bonilla contract?

A New Jersey fraudster pleaded guilty Thursday to forging Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon’s signature in an office equipment leasing scam.

Michael Conway swung and missed on a $3.5 million scheme to deceive lenders by inflating the terms of lease agreement that his company Choice Office Solutions had made with clients, including the Mets.

“I made a number of false statements in order to induce them to send me money,” Conway, 40, told Judge William Kuntz in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Last March, Conway emailed a lender a letter on Mets letterhead which appeared to be signed by Wilpon authorizing contracts up to $1 million — but Wilpon’s name was misspelled “Jeffery,” according to court papers.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 19, 2016 at 09:45 AM | 8 comment(s)
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