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John Rogers holds a valuable 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card after its 2008 purchase. |
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Serving Papers to John Rogers No Easy TaskLock Icon

It took awhile, but now both of John Rogers' limited liability companies are engaged in civil litigation in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal

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

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 read more >
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John Rogers Involved in Domestic Disturbance, Traffic IncidentLock Icon

The first three days of October didn’t go well for John Rogers, sports memorabilia and photo archive fraudster. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
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In Court With No Attorney, John Rogers’ Plea Hearing Moved to January

A plea and arraignment hearing for John Rogers is moved to Jan. 8 after Rogers showed up in court without an attorney. read more >
In court filings, receiver Michael McAfee says security camera footage shows John Rogers entering the archive offices late one night against the terms of a lease agreement. Above, a screenshot from the footage.
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John Rogers Faces Pulaski County Hearing, Sentencing in Federal CourtLock Icon

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. read more >
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Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing

Big Fat Lies (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Lying to get money is at least understandable, but John Rogers lied when there was no reason to lie. read more >
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From the Fabulist Mind of John RogersLock Icon

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. read more >
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House of Cards: How John Rogers Bilked Banks, Conned CollectorsLock Icon

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. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
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Update: John Rogers Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Cites ‘Greed’

John Rogers of North Little Rock, who federal prosecutors say defrauded investors by offering a phony Heisman Trophy as collateral for a $100,000 loan, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. He says his motivation was "greed" and also admitted to selling inauthentic memorabilia. read more >
Bill Dickey, New York Yankees catcher and a namesake of Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, hits warmup in a 1938 photo by Charles M. Conlon.
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Conlon Settlement Offers Small Payouts to John Rogers Investors

An 11th-hour settlement spared Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza from deciding how to divvy $1.5 million from last year’s auction of the famed Conlon Collection, formerly owned by John Rogers read more >
Brett Myers of Fox Rothschild LLP in Dallas.
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Brett Myers Files Motion To Withdraw as John Rogers’ Attorney

Brett Myers of Dallas represented Rogers in a string of civil lawsuits in Pulaski County Circuit Court. He has now filed motions to withdraw as Rogers’ attorney, citing “a breakdown in the professional attorney-client relationship.” read more >
Legendary baseball photographer George Brace poses with outfielder Jeff Heath, left, and future Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians.
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Case Closed: The Final Orders of Four John Rogers Lawsuits

Though dormant on the court dockets, some lawsuits against John Rogers and his business ventures remain technically active. read more >
A photograph of famed outfield slugger Shoeless Joe Jackson taken by Charles Conlon, circa 1913.
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John Rogers’ Creditors Line Up For $1.5 Million

The battle over the biggest asset remaining from John Rogers’ murky business dealings and insolvent ventures begins next week in Little Rock. read more >
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John Rogers To Plead Guilty at February Hearing

John Rogers, the alleged serial fraudster, will be changing his plea to guilty on one count of felony wire fraud on Feb. 3 in Chicago’s U.S. District Court. read more >
Legendary baseball photographer George Brace poses with outfielder Jeff Heath, left, and future Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians.
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Victim: John Rogers’ Promises ‘All Lies’

The sweeping criminal charge against John Rogers is sprinkled with details on some schemes of the alleged serial fraudster while overlooking others. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
Legal

John Rogers Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Wire Fraud

Alleged serial fraudster John Rogers pleaded not guilty to one count of felony wire fraud at his Friday arraignment in Chicago federal court. read more >
The grotto water feature at the former Lakewood property of John Rogers.
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John Rogers Lakewood Mansion Sold for $1.3M

A couple last month bought the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers. read more >
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John Rogers Admits Cocaine Use in Facebook Post

You may have heard that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers recently divulged that his bad behavior included a fondness for cocaine. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
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U.S. Attorney in Chicago Charges John Rogers for Fraud

The U.S. Attorney in Chicago leveled long-expected fraud charges against John Rogers, the former owner of Sports Card Plus and Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock. read more >
A photograph of Detroit Tigers outfielder and future Hall of Famer Ty Cobb stealing third with a hard slide past the New York Highlanders’ Jimmy Austin, an iconic asset from the Charles Conlon Collection.
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Conlon Collection Fetches $1.8M at Auction; Proceeds to Pay John Rogers Debt

The famed Conlon Collection of early major league baseball images sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction on Saturday. read more >