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Editor's note:

*  Whilst the word ’sting’ has appealing or intriguing resonance to it, FBI stings generally tend to be part of the land of make believe, which have low conviction rates. There is no reason why not to cash somebody's cheque.

*  An FBI agent posing as a crook does not make for money laundering, as neither bad cash nor crime completed existed.

*  It's a word game prose tutors are loathed to bring to trial. British and American common law presumes one can only be guilty after a crime. Conspiracy only works with repetition. 

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London art dealer named in a $50m New York money laundering case involving Picasso painting


Matthew Green, 50, who set up Mayfair Fine Art in January 2017, is named alongside five other individuals and four businesses in an indictment filed by the US Attorney’s Department of Justice in New York.

The charges against the defendants include conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money-laundering conspiracy. 

The other defendants in the case are: Panayiotis Kyriacou, Arvinsingh Canaye, Adrian Baron, Linda Bullock, Aristos Aristodemou, Beaufort Securities Ltd, Beaufort Management Services Ltd, Loyal Bank Ltd, Loyal Agency and Trust Corp.

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Lead Image - Fondo Paolo Monti, owned by BEIC and located in the Civico Archivio Fotografico of Milan
Pablo Picasso in Milan, 1953. Inauguration of his exhibition at Palazzo Reale.

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