Thief in Paris Theft Case Claims He Threw Away €100 Million in Art

January 31st, 2017

As the trial over the theft of €100 million in art from Paris’s Museum of Modern Art begins, one of the accused on trial has stated that he threw away the works after taking them, including pieces by Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani, although authorities believe the works were actually moved outside the country.  “I threw them into the trash,” Yonathan Birn, the accused, said in tears during the court proceedings. “I made the worst mistake of my existence.”

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