Tagged: john rogers

'American Greed' Scheduled to Air John Rogers Episode

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2018 12:00 am

The episode of “American Greed” that we’ve all been waiting for — the tale of North Little Rock’s own John Rogers — will air Monday night, Oct. 1, on CNBC.

John Rogers' Counterfeit Bats Redeemed in Youth Baseball League

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Among the evidence that came into FBI possession during the John Rogers investigation were two batches of baseball bats bearing forged autographs.

John Rogers’ New Tale: Forgeries Hit $1 Billion

by George Waldon 8/13/2018 12:00 am

From prison, John Rogers has told one of his victims that the street value of his crimes total almost a billion dollars, a boastful figure in keeping with a blustery scam artist’s penchant for ditching the truth for lies and his felonious fondness for big and often inflated numbers.

Farther Along (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/6/2018 12:00 am

Oh, to have the power to subpoena people who could answer my burning questions and then force them to speak under oath! Some of the questions I still want answered date back a decade and more:

'American Greed', Arkansas DFA Show Interest in John Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2018 12:00 am

Members of the “American Greed” team recently visited North Little Rock to film locations and conduct interviews as part of an episode focusing on John Rogers.

CNBC's 'American Greed' May Feature John Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Scouts of CNBC's "American Greed" have watched with interest the unfolding of the crash-and-burn story of John Rogers

Twice Sold, Once Forged: What Became of Sims' Heisman Award?

by Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman 12/28/2017 7:10 am

So what ever happened to the real Billy Sims Heisman Trophy? The question came up again this year when John Rogers admitted to creating a phony Sims Heisman Trophy and other fake merchandise to commit widespread fraud.

Update: John Rogers Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

by George Waldon 12/21/2017 11:36 am

John Rogers of North Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison by a Chicago federal judge who said the former sports memorabilia dealer and photo archivist was a threat to the public.

Update: Attorneys Seek 13-Year Sentence for John Rogers

by George Waldon 12/19/2017 1:34 pm

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago will ask a judge to sentence serial fraudster John Rogers of North Little Rock to 13 years and four months in federal prison and order him to pay $23.6 million in restitution.

New Frauds Land John Rogers in Prison

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Testimony at the Nov. 20 bond revocation hearing of serial fraudster John Rogers shed more light on new evidence uncovered by federal investigators.

Rogers Goes to Jail to Await Fraud Sentencing

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:58 pm

A federal judge in Chicago ordered that serial fraudster John Rogers be remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals.

Serving Papers to John Rogers No Easy Task

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

It took awhile, but now both of John Rogers' limited liability companies are engaged in civil litigation in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison?

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans.

Citing Continued Criminal Acts, Federal Prosecutors Seek 141-Month Sentence for John Rogers

by George Waldon 11/14/2017 6:35 am

When the North Little Rock dealer in sports memorabilia and vintage photographs is sentenced, prosecutors are asking for 141 months in federal prison and $22 million in restitution

John Rogers Involved in Domestic Disturbance, Traffic Incident

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The first three days of October didn’t go well for John Rogers, sports memorabilia and photo archive fraudster.

In Court With No Attorney, John Rogers' Plea Hearing Moved to January

by George Waldon 10/30/2017 10:57 am

A plea and arraignment hearing for John Rogers is moved to Jan. 8 after Rogers showed up in court without an attorney.

John Rogers Faces Pulaski County Hearing, Sentencing in Federal Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

John Rogers, the North Little Rock sports memorabilia and photo dealer, faces a day in county circuit court later this month before appearing in front of a federal judge for sentencing in November.

Big Fat Lies (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Lying to get money is at least understandable, but John Rogers lied when there was no reason to lie.

House of Cards: How John Rogers Bilked Banks, Conned Collectors

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Not many people know that John Rogers was a millionaire real estate investor before he began serious work building his sports memorabilia and photo empire in North Little Rock. That’s because he wasn’t. It’s a big, fat lie.

From the Fabulist Mind of John Rogers

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The national publicity John Rogers created with his $1.62 million purchase of the crowned king of all Honus Wagner baseball cards in August 2008 was the one of the first opportunities he had to make himself look even more important and successful.