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Three charged in New York over $33 million art scam

The Times of India 22 Apr 2014
Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz first met Qian on a street corner in Manhattan, where Qian was selling paintings, prosecutors say, before bringing him into their ring to create the bogus master works. Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz would buy up canvases of old paintings at flea ...
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Three charged in New York over $33 mln art scam

Yahoo Daily News 26 Aug 2013
Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz first met Qian on a street corner in Manhattan, where Qian was selling paintings, prosecutors say, before bringing him into their ring to create the bogus master works. Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz would buy up canvases of old paintings at flea ...
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The value of being quick on the draw

The Observer 24 Jun 2001
So, to a large extent, did Gillray; but Titianus Redivivus is a Gillray scoop - with the help of an informant, he drew, named and shamed seven Royal Academicians who had been duped by a miniature painter, Ann Provis, into paying for the secrets of a bogus Venetian book of Old Master painting techniques.
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