Man pleads guilty to stealing Arnold Palmer’s green jacket found on sale in Chicago

Man pleads guilty to stealing Arnold Palmer’s green jacket found on sale in Chicago


Court records unveiled Wednesday revealed that the FBI discovered golf legend Arnold Palmer’s stolen Masters green jacket on sale in Chicago’s Lincoln Park in 2022.

The investigation became public as the result of the prosecution of Richard Globensky, 39, of Georgia, who pleaded guilty and admitted he stole the jacket and other memorabilia in a $5.6 million scheme that lasted more than a decade.

Richard Globensky, of Augusta, Georgia, walks out of the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Chicago. (Vincent Alban/Chicago Tribune via AP)

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Globensky admitted he took green jackets, usually awarded after a golfer wins the Masters Tournament, belonging to Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, along with an Augusta National clubhouse trophy. 

He previously worked for Augusta National, the golf course

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