Below is a comment I left in response to the weak-assed, gushy, industry collusive post made by O’Connell on his blog Infield Dirt .
“It would be nice to see someone at SCD actually conduct a hard-hitting investigative piece updating the events that took place at the National last summer.
There has been scant news on that topic for several months, and then we come to find out that Mastro Auctions is dissolved and VP of Acquisitions Brian Marren is out.
These are only some of the questions that need answers:
What is going on with the FBI’s investigation?
Have any charges been filed?
Was the dissolution of the company and release of Marren done to avoid charges ala a backroom plea deal?
Come on, give us some sports collectibles journalism that only someone with your credentials and contacts can provide the consumer and the collecting public.
If the industry media isn’t going to be a watch-dog to the alleged criminal activity and abuse of public trust that Mastro Auctions has been accused of, who will?”