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Trial Begins for Rhode Island Art Dealer, Rocco DeSimone, Accused of $6 Million Con

March 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Art Crime & Legal

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP).- A former art dealer earlier convicted of tax fraud duped investors out of $6 million and used the money to buy cars, antique Japanese swords and valuable works of art, a prosecutor said as the man’s trial began in federal court Wednesday. Rocco DeSimone has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud and other charges in the case. His defense attorneys declined to deliver an opening statement. But they wrote in a pre-trial court filing that they plan [...]