FRANCE – Jewish Billionaire & Heir To Art-Dealing Estate In Court In Major French Fraud Trial


THE GUARDIAN – The heir to one of the world’s biggest art-dealing dynasties has appeared in court on Thursday in one of the biggest tax fraud trials ever held in France. Guy Wildenstein, 70, is accused of hiding in offshore tax havens a family fortune amassed over more than a century and estimated at more than €1bn (£858m). If convicted, the Franco-American, who is a friend of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, faces up to 10 years in jail and a bill from the French authorities of €553m in back taxes. He has denied the charges. CONTINUE READING

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