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Art Theft

California Man Pleads Guilty in $6 Million Art Fraud Case. If only a certain London stuntman would do the same.

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A California man pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to charges that he tried to sell more than $6 million in counterfeit art, which he falsely claimed was created by the likes of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, prosecutors said this week.

The man, Philip Righter, 43, forged documentation to support his claims of authenticity for fake paintings, and used the artwork as collateral for loans on which he later defaulted, the U.S. attorney’s office in the Central District of California and prosecutors in Florida said.

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