Last September, the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office asked the judge presiding over several cases against the Knoedler Gallery, former director Ann Freedman, and art dealer Glafira Rosales, to pause the proceedings until December. The Attorneys asked for the pause due to possible further criminal charges.
Currently, the only criminal charges in the case have been brought against Rosales. However, it appears that Rosales is now cooperating with federal authorities working on the case. This cooperation may lead to further criminal charges.
Prosecutors allege that Rosales consigned known fakes to Knoedler. Rosales plead not guilty to charges of money laundering and tax evasion. In a recent statement, Ann Freedman has declared that she is “shocked” that the consigned works were fakes, and believes that she is the “central victim” of the case.