Tom Brady Super Bowl Ring Fraud case update -The Federal Prosecutor’s office said on Monday that the man who masqueraded as an ex-New England Patriot player so that he could do business with the super bowl rings, which he officially claimed were a gift to Tom Brady’s family will be pleading guilty.
The New Jersey man who goes by the name of Scott V. Spina Jr. had filed his plea agreement in the Los Angeles Federal court on Monday. Moreover, the US Attorney’s office for Central District California announced that the 24 years old from Roseland will be pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, and mail fraud.
Spina had bought the Patriot’s 2016 Super Bowl championship ring in 2017 from a player who shortly left the team afterward. However, the Prosecutor claimed that Scott only paid one check for the ring and that also came out bad. Later he sold it to a Southern California broker for championship rings for $63000.
Moreover, the U.S. Attorney office stated “When Spina obtained the player ring, he also received the information that allowed the former player to purchase Super Bowl rings for family and friends that are slightly smaller than the player rings.”
The Prosecutor further revealed that the fraudulent man was first disguised as Tom Brady and then he made an order for three rings. And also gave instructions to engrave all of them with Brady engraved, claiming that the rings are for Brady’s child. However, “the rings were at no time authorized by Tom Brady,” as per the criminal complaint department.
After acquiring the rings, in November 2017, he first sold one ring for $100,000 in an auction house, which made him a massive amount than what he paid. Later in 2018, each ring was sold off for $337000 plus, added the Prosecutor.
Spina has been ordered to appear in the Federal court in Los Angeles, next month. Not only will Spina plead guilty, but he has also agreed to reimburse the amount to the ex-Patriots Player from whom he bought the ring at first.