Art Dealer Gets 1 Year For Scheme To Sell Counterfeit Prints

Law360, Chicago (July 15, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced an art dealer on Monday to one year and one day in prison for his role in an international fraud scheme involving sales of counterfeit fine art prints purportedly by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others.

U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. also ordered Jerome Bengis, 67, to spend two years under supervised release, with the first six months to be served on home detention, after his prison term, and to pay restitution of roughly $260,000 and...
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