An article in the July 28, 2015, edition of this page under the headline “Convicted Art Fraudster Claims Paintings Might Be Fakes,” which reported on a hearing in presentencing phase of a criminal wire-fraud case against Luke Brugnara, contained incorrect information about the ownership of certain paintings. Contrary to what was reported in the article, New York art dealer Walter Maibaum and his company, Modernism Fine Arts Inc., do not own the 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning that authorities confiscated from Brugnara’s home. Courthouse News has corrected the article in its database and deeply regrets the error.
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