A person becoming the precise description of artwork vendor Giuliano Ruffini, who’s the suspected mastermind of a serious Outdated Grasp forgery scandal, was arrested this morning in Northern Italy, in accordance with native media.
The Italian newspaper Stampa Reggiana experiences that the carabinieri at Castelnovomonti, not removed from Ruffini’s residence in Reggio Emilia had arrested as as-yet unnamed “77-year-old artwork critic” dwelling there, who is needed by French police for “fraud, cash laundering and forgery of artworks”, in accordance to an arrest warrant dated 14 July 2019. All this info corresponds to Ruffini and his warrant for his arrest.
“Having learnt from the newspapers that he was wished, the particular person involved, via his lawyer, knowledgeable the commander of the Castelnovo Monti that he wished to show himself in, and so he did, presenting himself within the late morning to the Castelnovo Monti carabinieri”, the report says.
Final week The Artwork Newspaper reported that the authorities have been searching for Ruffini and couldn’t discover him. His arrest warrant was delayed by the supreme courtroom till at the top of a fiscal process in opposition to him. He had been cleared of fiscal fraud for the courtroom. Ruffini has all the time maintained his innocence, claiming the work weren’t solid and that the attribution to Outdated Masters was the accountability of specialists, curators and sellers who authenticated them.