Knoedler Gallery Associate Glafira Rosales Charged with Tax Fraud

May 23rd, 2013

Long Island Art Dealer Glafira Rosales has been charged with tax fraud and the sale of several millions of dollars in forged art.  Rosales reportedly failed to disclose over $12.5 Million she had learned form the sale of the works, made through the already embattled Knoedler Gallery in New York.  Authorities assert that in many cases, Rosales had acted as a mediator for sales of work, although in some cases she reportedly fabricated the selling client, and kept the sales profits for herself.  “As alleged, Glafira Rosales gave new meaning to the phrase ‘artful dodger’ by avoiding taxes on millions of dollars in income from dealing in fake artworks for fake clients,” Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

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