A California man who tried to sell a fake Babe Ruth glove for $200,000 was slapped Thursday with two years’ probation and a $25,000 fine, and was barred from peddling sports memorabilia until his sentence is completed.
“I have no one to blame but myself,” Irving Scheib, 50, said in Manhattan Federal Court. “I am consumed by guilt, shame and remorse.”
Scheib could have gotten up to 21 months in prison for pulling the stunt, but Judge Robert Paterson said he was letting him off easy because it was a first offense — and because he takes care of injured dogs, cats, chickens and donkeys on a farm east of San Diego.
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