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London does not hold the monopoly on forgery and chicanery as evil discovered deep in Americas heartland. Reading between the lines indicates a major American gallery fell victim to this deliberate misrepresentation.

Art forgery ring targeted by FBI raids near Traverse City.

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FBI agents raided a home in northern Michigan this week while investigating a sophisticated art forgery ring that allegedly tricked connoisseurs into buying phony paintings purported to be from top American artists.

The raid Tuesday and Wednesday targeted Traverse City resident Donald "D.B" Henkel, 60, a self-described artist who is accused in a sealed FBI search warrant affidavit of orchestrating a years-long conspiracy involving previously unknown paintings by well-known artists and counterfeit sports memorabilia claimed to have belonged to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other legends.

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