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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.
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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.
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‘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 >
The Soul of the South building at 1 Shackleford Drive in Little Rock.
Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing

Soul of the South Legal War Drags OnLock Icon

The legal battle over the broadcast license of KMYA-TV, Channel 49, is entering its 23rd month with resolution nowhere in sight. 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 >
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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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 >
Legal / Media & Marketing

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 >
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Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License

A schism among Soul of the South investors has erupted into a lawsuit over control of the venture’s most valuable asset: the broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49. 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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Judge Approves Sale of John Rogers Photos

One of the historic treasures of early 20th century major league baseball is headed toward the auction block, but conflicting claims on the famed Conlon Collection still await courtroom resolution. read more >
The Soul of the South building at 1 Shackleford Drive in Little Rock.
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Deal To Buy Soul of the South HQ Scorched

An offer to purchase the note on the building housing Soul of the South and several related entities fell through after three days late last month. read more >
Soul of the South Network has a Little Rock home after a $1.6 million deal. (Photo by Jason Burt)
Government & Politics / Investments / Media & Marketing

Soul of the South Board Member Mac Hogan Steps Down

Mac Hogan, who invested $375,000 in the fledgling television network, submitted a brief letter to Secretary Bill Campbell and board Chairman Ladly Abraham on Tuesday. The letter stated that Hogan was resigning from the board and all related entities. read more >
Angelica Rogers
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FABT Turns Eye on Angelica Rogers In Search of John Rogers Assets

Angelica Rogers, the former wife of alleged fraudster John Rogers, is now on the firing line of collection efforts by First Arkansas Bank & Trust read more >
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Red Alert Media Matrix Makes New Offer for Rogers Archive

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. asked for court approval to acquire the assets of embattled photo and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers. read more >
The Fritsch collection contains a complete set of N172 Old Judge baseball cards, including the one above of Cap Anson who reached 3,000 hits in 1897, a major league first. The authenticity of the collection, purchased by John Rogers in 2013, has been called into question by former business partner Mac Hogan.
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Cards Seized During John Rogers FBI Raid Tied to $6M ‘Purchase,’ Questions of Authenticity

Some of the material that federal agents carried away as evidence on Jan. 28 a year ago came from an area of his North Little Rock enterprise not solely under his control: a double-lock safe that also required First Arkansas Bank & Trust officials to open. read more >
John Rogers
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Second Former Partner of John Rogers Files Suit, Seeks $12.3 Million

The new lawsuit by Mac Hogan pushes the claims against the embattled newspaper and sports memorabilia dealer upwards of $40 million. Hogan alleges that Rogers committed multiple acts of fraud as part of a Ponzi-style scheme that often involved phantom transactions. read more >
John Rogers
Banking & Finance / Investments

New Lawsuit Says John Rogers Owes $9.6M in Loans, Unpaid Bill

Another collection lawsuit alleging fraud has been filed against embattled newspaper and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers. read more >
John Rogers
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Atlanta Group Offers $59M for John Rogers’ Former Business Assets

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. has signed a letter of intent to buy the photo archive and sports memorabilia assets of Sports Cards Plus Inc., which did business as Rogers Photo Archive; Planet Giant LLC and Digital Stock Planet LLC and Photo Archive Partners LLC, which did business as John Rogers Partners LLC. read more >
John Rogers
Banking & Finance / Legal

Bank of Little Rock Says John Rogers Misused $900K Loan

A second bank has raised questions about possible loan fraud in its dealings with North Little Rock sports memorabilia and photo dealer John Rogers. Bank of Little Rock alleges that Rogers "intentionally misused" money and defrauded the bank after taking out a $900,000 loan in December 2013. read more >