Pawning Pablo Picasso


Picasso PaintingThe FBI unsealed an indictment against Marcus Patmon for wire fraud in connection to trying to sell a stolen Pablo Picasso etching titled "Le Repas Frugal." The etching was stolen from a West Palm Beach, Florida art gallery on May 22, 2008. Patmon represented himself as the true owner of the painting in his knowing attempt to sell the stolen etching. The etching is valued at $300,000. Among other things, Patmon faces a $250,000 fine and 20 years in a federal jail. More from the FBI here.

 

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