Guggenheim's Lisa Dennison to Join Sotheby's

July 31st, 2007

Lisa Dennison via NYTimes

Sotheby’s has recruited yet another museum director to join their New York offices. Lisa Dennison, who became director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2005, announced her resignation to focus on internal business development at Sotheby’s.
Dennison leaves the museum after serving for 29 years, climbing the ranks from an internship during college. She said to Carol Vogel of the New York Times, “[T]his is the moment where if I’m going to make a change I should do it now.”

According to Vogel’s article, Dennison’s strengths lie in postwar and contemporary art which are departments Sotheby’s has been trailing behind rival Christie’s in sales.

Dennison joins other former museum directors such as Richard E. Oldenburg, formerly of MoMA and Charles S. Moffett, formerly of the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.

Director of Guggenheim Resigns to Join Sotheby’s [NYTimes]


US Fed News Service, Including US State News November 20, 2009 TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 19 — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the following news release:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) Tallahassee Regional Operations Center, Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDOC) Inspector General’s Office and United States Postal Inspection Service yesterday charged Michael William Joseph, 50, with fraudulent use of personal identification and organized fraud. here irs tax refund

The case began in April 2009 when an Apalachee Correctional Institution employee observed suspicious activity involving Joseph and his mother, Deloris Werner. The FDOC contacted FDLE for investigative assistance.

The investigation revealed that Joseph obtained personal information from other inmates to fraudulently complete more than 50 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax refund forms totaling more than $88,000. Once the tax refunds were approved by the IRS and deposited into Joseph’s bank account, Werner made structured deposits into Joseph’s inmate canteen account.

Joseph was charged with seven counts of fraudulent use of personal identification and one count of organized fraud. He faces a maximum 90 year prison sentence if convicted on all charges. this web site irs tax refund

Werner was charged with principle to fraudulent use of personal identification. She faces a maximum 15 year prison sentence if convicted of the charge.

Joseph remains an inmate of the FDOC. Werner was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

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