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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Minn. man nabbed for fake A-Rod, Pujols jerseys

‘phew’...Good thing Fake Ichiro cornered the market on fake Ichiro jerseys!

The head of a sports memorabilia company in Minnesota is charged with orchestrating a scheme to sell fraudulent merchandise, including jerseys said to be worn during games by baseball players like Alex Rodriguez, Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols.

Forty-year-old Steven Jensen of Osseo was arrested Thursday at a sports collectors’ convention outside Chicago. He is charged in federal court in New York with mail fraud and wire fraud.

Jensen is head of Minnesota-based Vintage Sports Authentics. Authorities say he and his company over the last four years auctioned off jerseys purportedly worn by major league baseball players during games.

Repoz Posted: August 04, 2011 at 09:54 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fantasy baseball, history, memorabilia

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   1. pthomas Posted: August 05, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3893178)
Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
[aloud]
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once!

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