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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
  Art Thief gets Prison
The French waiter that had a love for art and expressed it by stealing as much as he could has been given a three year sentence to think about his actions. Stephane Breitwieser stole more than 240 works of art from 1999 to 2001 in France, Austria and Denmark.
He will now serve 3 years in prison.. the same amount of time his 52 year old mother was sentenced to (although 18 months of her sentence is suspended). She destroyed several works by throwing them into a canal when she heard her son was in trouble.
When will we learn that crime just doesn't pay..
reuters
 
BgArt News Blog Comments:
Do we know what art these people stole?
 
Im not sure exactly what he did steal but they included..
"The array of objects he says he stole from six European countries included 16th and 17th century masters, statues, jewels and antique musical instruments."
 
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