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Norwegian woman implicated in great fake art tangle
Monday, 01 November 2010
A Norwegian woman is suspected of involvement in one of the largest counterfeiting the of art works to have occurred in the European art market, writes the Norwegian newspaper VG . Portuguese police have found the fake paintings that are supposed to have been made by Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and other famous artists in the woman's home.

If the paintings were sold as genuine, they could have raised many millions.
The woman is still a single suspect but police believe she is part of a larger art counterfeit network.
“We are informed that a Norwegian woman in her 30s is being detained on suspicion of forgery in Portugal, confirmed spokesman for the Norwegian Foreign Affairs, Kjetil Elsebutangen, to VG

According to the paper, the highly educated Norwegian woman who lives and works in Portugal was surprised when police knocked on the door last Thursday. She immediately called her husband at home in Norway.
By Scancomark.se

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