Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Return To The Government Of Brazil Masterpiece Linked To Bank Fraud

13 May 2014 7:46 AM | Anonymous
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Return To The Government Of Brazil Masterpiece Linked To Bank Fraud
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 9, 2014

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Bruce Foucart, Special Agent-in-Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) Boston Office, announced today that a painting by Serge Poliakoff called “Composition abstraite [Abstract composition]” (the “Poliakoff”) was returned to Brazil at a repatriation ceremony at the United States Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, New York. The painting was smuggled into the United States in violation of U.S. customs law and was forfeited to the United States as a result of civil forfeiture action brought by the United States

 

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/May14/PoliakoffRepatriation.php

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