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Ex-Mets worker gets probation in memorabilia case

Monday - 4/16/2012, 2:45pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets' longtime clubhouse manager has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Charlie Samuels admitted in February to having $2.3 million worth of team memorabilia. He pleaded guilty to possessing stolen property and tax fraud.

The 55-year-old is also banned from any Mets facility, even if he buys a ticket.

The team fired Samuels in 2010. He had worked for the Mets since 1976 and became equipment manager in 1983.

The Mets issued a statement when Samuels pleaded guilty, thanking those involved in the investigation.


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