Phillip and David Scheinman pled guilty in Federal court on August 12 for selling forged sports memorabilia. They owned
and operated a store in Las Vegas called Smokey's Sportscards. They were prominently featured on TV when the FBI raided numerous
establishements in Operation Bullpen. The raid on their store made TV news all over the country. They also sold on ebay. The
father-son combination will be serving at least one year in Federal prison.
Los Angeles - Muhammad Ali settled a lawsuit against several sports collectibles dealers to block the sale of artwork
and other memorabilia relating to the former heavyweight champion, including a Qur'an given to him by a former president of
Egypt. Named in the suit, and included in the settlement, were Grey Flannel Auctions, B&E Collectibles, of New York; and
Broadway Ricks Strike Zone, of Florida.