Art crime

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Art crime

Ancient relief seized from dealer at Tefaf's fall edition in New York

The work, depicting an Achaemenid soldier and dating from the 5th century BC, was ordered removed from the stand of Rupert Wace by the district attorney

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Fraud

Galleries hit by cyber crime wave

Hackers are using an email scam to intercept payments between galleries, collectors and others

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Art crime

US returns 95 works from money laundering banker’s collection to Brazil

The works were smuggled out of the country by Edemar Cid Ferreira and have been gradually repossessed over the past decade

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Art market

Closure of London’s art and antiques crime squad 'would be madness says former chief

The potential negative implications of the “much mooted” closure of the UK’s art crime unit set the tone for the Art Business Conference yesterday

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Three Francis Bacon works stolen in Madrid recovered by Spanish police

Paintings were seized following a tip-off from the Art Loss Register

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Knoedler

No further jail time for Glafira Rosales for her role in $80m Knoedler forgery scandal

The Long Island dealer says she was abused and coerced into committing fraud by partner who fled to Spain

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‘Operation Pandora’: police in Spain and Cyprus lead major bust of antiquities traffickers

The effort, which involved 18 countries, resulted in 75 arrests and the seizure of around 3,500 objects