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ABPG isn't an easy name to spell out over the phone, but it now officially belongs to the company that owns Arkansas Business Publishing Group.
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War Stories (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

This reporting staff has seen a lot of Arkansas business history. read more >
The former home of John Rogers on Avondale Road in North Little Rock
Real Estate

Snake Hill Landmark Sells AgainLock Icon

The house that fraud built on North Little Rock’s Snake Hill has a new owner after a reported $1.4 million transaction. read more >
Ryerson metal facility at 7701 Lindsey Road in Little Rock.
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Afco Metals Transaction Tops $14M Mark (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Afco Metals Inc., owned by Ryerson Holding Corp. of Chicago, sold its metal processing and distribution center at 7701 Lindsey Road to Spirit Realty Ltd., an affiliate of Spirit Realty Capital of Dallas. read more >
This Red Lobster restaurant at 3707 McCain Blvd. was ranked  No. 3 in 2013 gross receipts in North Little Rock. The Little Rock location was No. 11 on the same list for Little Rock restaurants.
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Afco Metals, Red Lobster Highlight Recent Real Estate DealsLock Icon

Industrial property in east Little Rock and a North Little Rock restaurant lead off this week’s short parade of million-dollar transactions. read more >
Parcel dimensions are approximate.
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Workforce Training Project Produces $4.65M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services bought its 5401 S. University Ave. project from Steward & Young Inc., led by J.R. Young. read more >
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Markham West Ownership Shifts in $19.7M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Affiliates of Weingarten Realty of Houston, Texas, were on either side of a $19.75 million transaction involving a 166,735-SF retail project in west Little Rock. read more >
Quality Inn at 6100 Mitchell Drive in Little Rock.
Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Quality Inn Property Sold in $2.1M SaleLock Icon

A motel, three homes, a medical office building and a restaurant provide a six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions. read more >
Mac Hogan personally guaranteed a $900,000 loan made to John Rogers from Bank of Little Rock. Rogers used the loan to set up a phantom company and funnel the funds to himself.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Legal

Financial Consultant Sued Over Fake Loan Taken by John RogersLock Icon

A 5-year-old fraud committed by memorabilia maven John Rogers of North Little Rock has given rise to a new lawsuit. read more >
"American Greed" is scheduled to feature John Rogers as the subject of its Oct. 1 episode.
Legal

‘American Greed’ Scheduled to Air John Rogers EpisodeLock Icon

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. read more >
FBI agents conduct an investigation Jan. 28, 2014 at the John Rogers Archive in North Little Rock. The FBI also visited Rogers' home in North Little Rock.
Investments / Legal

John Rogers’ New Tale: Forgeries Hit $1 Billion

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. read more >
Forged signatures of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and more penned by John Rogers were chemically removed from bats and donated to youth leagues in Little Rock and Chicago.
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John Rogers’ Counterfeit Bats Redeemed in Youth Baseball LeagueLock Icon

Among the evidence that came into FBI possession during the John Rogers investigation were two batches of baseball bats bearing forged autographs. read more >
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Farther Along (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

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: read more >
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‘American Greed’, Arkansas DFA Show Interest in John RogersLock Icon

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. read more >
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CNBC’s ‘American Greed’ May Feature John RogersLock Icon

Scouts of CNBC's "American Greed" have watched with interest the unfolding of the crash-and-burn story of John Rogers read more >
United States v. John Rogers: A sample of bogus sports memorabilia introduced as evidence in the fraud case against Rogers includes a commemorative Heisman Trophy transformed into a counterfeit 1978 Heisman Trophy awarded to Billy Sims.
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Twice Sold, Once Forged: What Became of Sims’ Heisman Award?

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. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
Legal / Media & Marketing

Update: John Rogers Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

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. read more >
John Rogers proudly displays a rare Honus Wagner baseball card during a party at his home on Dec. 12, 2008.  The holiday soiree celebrated his purchase of the valuable card, which he owned for six months. He bought it for a reported $1.6 million but sold it later for $1 million + $1.
Legal

Update: Attorneys Seek 13-Year Sentence for John Rogers

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. read more >
Stamps and seals were among the items seized by federal agents during a 2014 raid on the North LIttle Rock business and mansion of John Rogers. The stamps and seals, gathered as evidence, were used by Rogers to add fake authenticity to bogus collectibles. The FBI believes Rogers returned to his old tricks to produce and sell counterfeit sports memorabilia and other collectibles before and after entering a plea agreement to wire fraud on March 7, 2017.
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New Frauds Land John Rogers in PrisonLock Icon

Testimony at the Nov. 20 bond revocation hearing of serial fraudster John Rogers shed more light on new evidence uncovered by federal investigators. read more >
John Rogers may have a stay booked for him at the Federal Bureau of Prisons' 28-story MCC Chicago facility.
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Rogers Goes to Jail to Await Fraud Sentencing

A federal judge in Chicago ordered that serial fraudster John Rogers be remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals. read more >
John Rogers may have a stay booked for him at the Federal Bureau of Prisons' 28-story MCC Chicago facility.
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Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison?Lock Icon

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. read more >