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Art Theft

Sleazy Euros found guilty of being thieving Euros.

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PARIS (AP) — An agile thief nicknamed "Spiderman," an antiques dealer and an art expert were sentenced to prison Monday and ordered to pay Paris for stealing five masterpieces from the city's Modern Art Museum worth 104 million euros ($110 million.)

The paintings — by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque and Fernand Leger — have not been seen since the dramatic 2010 heist.

The Paris court convicted "Spiderman" Vjeran Tomic of stealing the paintings and sentenced him to eight years in prison. Jean-Michel Corvez, the antiques dealer who orchestrated the theft, was sentenced to seven years.

To read more:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/3-convicted-in-100-million-euro-Paris-modern-art-10945268.php#photo-12414103

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