Prominent Art Dealer Assists Authorities in Return for Bail

Posted on August 14, 2013

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Until recently, authorities held prominent art dealer Glafira Rosales without bail as a flight risk after she was charged with tax evasion and money laundering. The charges stemmed from her alleged million dollar sales of art forgeries. Rosales was released on bail following the filing of a criminal indictment that contained details that could have only been known by someone involved in the fraud.

The new indictment alleges that Rosales’ boyfriend had requested that a painter in Queens paint specific forgeries. Rosales’ boyfriend would then attempt to age the paintings by heating, cooling, and leaving the paintings outdoors. Although named as a co-conspirator, the boyfriend has not been charged.

When asked whether Rosales had cooperated with authorities in the indictment, and whether she planned to change her plea to guilty, attorney Anastasios Sarikas simply responded, “One does not cooperate with the intent of going to trial.”

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