Sunday, 12 September 2010

Lost Corot Update

Remember the unbelievable loss of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's Portrait of a Girl? I predicted that lawyers would have a field day with this one (CLICK). The latest news is that co-owner of the painting Thomas Doyle has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara described Doyle's alleged fraud as "inartful". The FBI began investigating when investor Kristyn Trudgeon filed a lawsuit against the man who had lost the painting. Click the title link to view Doyle's prison mug shot (if you must) and to read more.


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