Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Prison Terms Ordered in Matisse Art Theft Case

Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks today ordered prison time for the pair charged with illegal possession, transportation, and sale of Henri Matisse's Odalisque in Red Pants.

The federal court in the southern district of Florida sentenced Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman to 33 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release.  Maria Martha Elisa Ornelas Lazo was sentenced to 21 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Click here for details about this theft, swap, and fence art crime, which tells of the missing painting from the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) undercover investigation that recovered the masterwork.


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