Defendant pleads guilty, again, in fraudulent sports memorabilia ring

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Another of the men accused of running a multi-million dollar fraud ring that sold fake sports memorabilia was back in court Monday morning, pleading guilty for a second time.

Jason Moore will be sentenced in about a month after being convicted of eight charges.

In October of 2015, Moore agreed to plead guilty to a single count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity for his role in the crime.

Prosecutors say he and others sold memorabilia, like baseballs, with forged players’ names on them.

A year later, Moore withdrew his plea, claiming he had been misled about what he was doing. Prosecutors then indicted him on the additional charges.

“When he was indicted and he saw the full force of our case against him, he realized that he had made a bad choice in withdrawing his guilty plea,” said Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor Marty Desmond.

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