Friday, 28 October 2011

Lugo Pleads Guilty

Mark Lugo has pleaded guilty to grand theft of Picasso's TĂȘte de femme (1965) from the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco last July. CCTV caught him walking away with the sketch tucked under his arm (CLICK). The taxi driver Lugo hired helped the police make a swift arrest. Other stolen artworks were found in Lugo's New Jersey apartment. Following a plea deal, he will will be released from prison under supervision on 21 November, then extradited to New York to face more art theft charges. His lawyer believes Lugo suffered a "psychiatric episode" (title link).


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