NO “RING OF FORGERS” OF RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE PAINTINGS, DECLARES WIESBADEN COURT

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In the case involving accusations that Russian Avant-Garde paintings seized by the German police in June 2013 were fakes, the Regional Court in Wiesbaden, Germany, expressed the opinion on Monday, 7 October 2016, that there is no reason to believe there was a “ring of forgers”, as the BKA (Bundes Kriminal Amt) had proclaimed at the time.

As a result, the arrest warrants of Mr. Itzak Zarug, owner of most of the paintings, and Mr. Moez Ben Hazaz, former manager of the SNZ Galleries in Wiesbaden, were cancelled, against undertakings by them to attend all future court sessions until the case is finally decided.

Talks are going on between the lawyers representing the accused and the prosecution to negotiate a settlement, with the intention of putting it before the court in due course.

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12 Nov 2016

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