Charges Dismissed Against Former GPK Artist

According to The News-Gazette, the Illinois state attorney has dismissed sexual assault charges against former GPK artist Luis Diaz. Charges were originally filed back in April 2020 alleging sexual assault against a child in his care. Luis was a final card artist for Topps during the ANS series, completing over 30 paintings for published cards. In 2017 Topps filed a lawsuit against Luis accusing him of various trademark violations. Luis in turn countersued Topps, accusing them of using his concepts without permission. That lawsuit was settled out of court in 2019. Terms of the settlement were not released. After this tragic ordeal, hopefully the family’s involved can begin the healing process.