Robert De Niro Is A Victim of Painting Scan In New York

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

According to a report by NEW YORK (Reuters), several paintings by actor Robert De Niro's late father were sold without his permission as part of an art scam by a New York gallery as stated by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Fifty-nine-year-old art dealer Lawrence Salander was indicted on additional charges for stealing $5 million from several estates on Tuesday after he was arrested in March for orchestrating a sophisticated $88-million art investment scam that also duped former tennis champion John McEnroe and Bank of America.

As a result of the scam, De Niro Sr.'s estate lost more than $1 million, the DA's office said.