Bolton forgers must pay

LONDON. Bolton forgers the Greenhalgh family have been ordered to repay some of the buyers of their fakes (The Art Newspaper, January 2008, pp1,6-7). Bolton Crown Court instructed the Greenhalghs to pay £363,707 to Bolton Museum (partial reimbursement for the forged Egyptian Amarna Princess), £37,975 to Sotheby’s (for the “Gauguin” sculpture of a faun and other works) and £2,567 to the Henry Moore Institute (for a “Hepworth”). The total of £404,249 represents the assets seized during the police investigation into the case. Shaun Greenhalgh (aged 47) was given a four year and eight month sentence last November, while his father George (84) and mother Olive (83) received suspended sentences. On 17 April Shaun’s brother, George Jr (51), was given a suspended sentence in connection with the transfer of £10,000 from the sale of a fake. M.B.

More from The Art Newspaper

Comments

Submit a comment

All comments are moderated. If you would like your comment to be approved, please use your real name, not a pseudonym. We ask for your email address in case we wish to contact you - it will not be made public and we do not use it for any other purpose.

Email*
 
Name*
 
City*
 
Comment*
 

Want to write a longer comment to this article? Email letters@theartnewspaper.com

 

Share this