Receiver Recovers John Rogers Photos Posted For Sale on eBay


Receiver Recovers John Rogers Photos Posted For Sale on eBay
John and Angelica Rogers show off the famed Jumbo Wagner during a soiree at their home on Dec. 12, 2008. (Mark Friedman)

Allegations that John Rogers sold photos before he took legal ownership are nothing new.

That pattern of business apparently continued even after the photo and sports memorabilia dealer, subject of an FBI probe, was removed from operational control of his North Little Rock ventures last year.

Michael McAfee, the court-appointed receiver of the Rogers assets, reported that photos were sold in violation of purchase-digitization contracts with the Los Angeles Daily News and Fairfax Media.

Among the miscreants noted by McAfee was Angelica Rogers, ex-wife of Rogers and post-divorce owner of his troubled enterprises.

McAfee discovered in March that Angelica Rogers was listing more than 1,000 Fairfax Media photos for sale before the digitization contract was completed, a legal no-no.

The receiver ended up recovering more than 97,000 photos from Angelica Rogers that were scattered among three local eBay sellers moving merchandise on her behalf.

According to McAfee, she owes the receivership $16,349 from eBay sales and at last report had repaid $8,500.