Ex-Art Dealer Accused Of Making $2M Off Phony Works

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 9:22 PM EDT) -- A Florida man was arrested Thursday over allegations that he made at least $2 million by selling stolen and forged artworks to galleries and collectors.

Vero Beach, Fla., resident Matthew Taylor was arrested following a grand jury indictment last week in Los Angeles that charged him with seven felony counts for a long-running art theft scheme targeting a Southern California collector.

Taylor, a former art dealer, allegedly sold more than 100 paintings to the collector — listed as "F.L." in the indictment — between 2002 and...
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