|Date of Birth:||1962 June 10|
|Age:||55 years old|
|spouse||Alexis Bellino (m. 2005)|
|place_of_birth||Long Beach, California, United States|
“Feeling sure he would be vindicated if his case went to trial, he declined to take the matter to court, citing the high cost of litigation and the length of time involved. Instead, he accepted a deal with the government that gave him probation and expunged his record. He cannot, however, return to the memorabilia business without obtaining an order from the court.”However, Jim has denied the forgery accusations. In his self-made bio, he has stated that "If you ever read the official report, there is never any mention of me forging any item, let alone Mother Teresa’s name–this is a flat out lie.
In the 1990s, I started a memorabilia company called the Sports Gallery. Realizing that there was a need for authentication in such a tainted industry, I searched for the most qualified document examiner in the country and started Forensic Document Services. My goal was to seek out the most qualified document examiner in the country. So, I hired a long time professional forensic document examiner that actually worked for the Department of Justice for the state of California and his name was Robert Proudy. Proudy’s reputation preceded him–he was well known from being the Chief Forensic Document Examiner in both the Patricia Hearst and Zodiac Killer cases. Forensic Document Examiner Proudy’s job was to examine items that came to FDS. Proudy would examine the item, and write a report authenticating or denying authenticity based on his findings. The FBI set up a sting operation with 60 different memorabilia and authentication companies, including FDS. After their investigation and examination of thousands of autographs, we reached an agreement that there was ONE autograph that could not be authenticated within the thousands of autographs within the FDS inventory. All other items were returned. As proof that I was never included in any indictments or further investigations, please see full story by clicking on the OFFICIAL FBI REPORT OF OPERATION BULLPEN HERE">In the wake of removing his hand from the forensic document service business, he experimented with other diverse business such as a Mexican restaurant that was shut down in 2005 and AAA Wholesale Billiards, which he sold to RECTIVITY in 2005. He has likewise invested in a pawn shop and a house flipping business. Currently, along with his wife, he has been in the entertainment business, Sky Zone, a chain of indoor entertainment Centers in the United States and Canada.
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