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Spanish brothers implicated in sale of fakes to Knoedler & Co to be extradited

Spain have consented to sending José Carlos and Jesús Ángel Bergantiños back to the US where they can be charged

Spain has agreed to continue judicial proceedings for the extradition to the US of José Carlos Bergantiños, an art dealer, and his brother, Jesús Ángel Bergantiños. The duo are suspected of helping the disgraced art dealer Glafira Rosales to sell fakes purportedly by Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and others, in the fraud that brought down New York’s Knoedler & Co, one of the oldest galleries in the US. The Spanish brothers were arrested in April and were released after testifying before a judge in Madrid.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Spanish duo embroiled in Knoedler scam'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 259 July 2014