Ex-Mets Worker Gets Probation in Memorabilia Case

Charlie Samuels admitted in February to having $2.3 million worth of team memorabilia

Monday, Apr 16, 2012  |  Updated 3:29 PM EDT
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Ex-Mets Worker Gets Probation in Memorabilia Case

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In this Oct. 2, 2005 file photo, then-New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza embraces then-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels after a tribute to Piazza's seven-year career with the Mets.

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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