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Topic - Thomas A. Doyle
A doorman who works across from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art found a painting outside his building and kept it for weeks, then realized it was a missing work at the center of a bizarre legal web and turned it in to investigators this week, an official said.
A con man carried out an "inartful fraud" when he fooled an art collector into thinking they were partners in the $1.1 million purchase of a missing painting but was actually ripping the investor off, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
First it was a curious tale of a $1.3 million painting a middleman said he drunkenly lost while trying to help a friend sell it.
He declined to say how Trudgeon and Doyle knew each other and acquired the portrait _ Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's circa 1857 "Portrait of a Girl" _ and whether it was insured.