New York Prominent hand surgeon pleads guilty to selling phony ancient coins to undercover agent

03 Jul 2012 9:59 PM | Anonymous

New York Prominent hand surgeon pleads guilty to selling phony ancient coins to undercover agent

Gets 70 hours of community service -- and ordered to pen article on corruption in the hobby
 
By Janon Fisher / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 3:43 PM
 
 
Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss pleaded guilty to selling what he thought were stolen ancient coins.
A knuckle-headed hand doctor busted for hawking fake ancient Greek drachma must pen an expose on the dirty dealings of the coin collector world to avoid jail time.

Under a plea agreement with Manhattan prosecutors, Ivy League surgeon Arnold-Peter Weiss, 52, has to write an article detailing the widespread corruption among collectors selling and trading rare coins without the proper paperwork
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Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/prominent-hand-surgeon-pleads-guilty-selling-phony-ancient-coins-undercover-federal-agent-article-1.1107240#ixzz1zcCERt2i

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