Former aide of President Ferdinand Marcos charged for secretly keeping Claude Monet painting

A former secretary of then First Lady Imelda Marcos has been indicted in New York for allegedly conspiring to sell paintings that the Philippine government says it owns.

A former secretary of then First Lady Imelda Marcos has been indicted in New York for allegedly conspiring to sell paintings that the Philippine government says it owns.

 

Karen Freifeld of Reuters reports via ABS-CBNnews.com that Vilma Bautista, a 74-year-old resident of New York, has been charged with conspiracy and other crimes.  She has been accused of secretly keeping, and then selling a painting from Claude Monet’s "Water Lilies" series for $32 million in 2010. She has also been accused of secretly keeping Monet’s "L’Eglise et La Seine a Vetheuil," Alfred Sisley’s "Langland Bay," and Albert Marquet’s "Le Cypres de Djenan Sidi Said", the report said.

 

The report quotes Bautista’s counsel as saying she was caught "in the middle of a dispute between the Phillipine government and the Marcos family that has been going on for years."

 

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