Leading American television auction, which sold fake works of art, was sentenced to five years in prison, according to Associated Press. 63-year-old James Mobley (James Mobley) was the third convicted in this case.
Television show, broadcast by fraudsters selling fake paintings, including fake paintings by Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, was aired satellite television from 2002 to 2006. During this time the criminals had been deceived about ten thousand people and bailed out for fake approximately $ 20 million.
Criminals have argued that the unknown works of famous artists have found them at the auctions worldwide. They forged documents about the origin of paintings and applied to their fake signatures of the authors.
The creators of the fraudulent scheme were found Yubenks wife Christine (Kristine Eubanks) and Gerald Sullivan (Gerald Sullivan). Yubenks sentenced to seven years in prison, and her husband should spend in prison for four years. When they searched the house of spouses were found prepared to sell fake paintings.
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