Kunsthal art heist

Radu Dogaru and Eugen Darie, two of the Romanians involved in Kunsthal art heist in Rotterdam, have been sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in prison, Mediafax news agency reported. Dogaru and Darie admitted they stolen 7 paintings, including Matisse, Picasso and Gauguin, from the Kunsthal museum, located in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dogaru and Darie can make appeal within 10 days, judge in Bucharest, Romania, decided.

Trial will continue on December 3 for other three persons involved including Olga Dogaru, Radu’s mother. Olga Dogaru stated to the prosecutors she had burned the painting to destroy evidence, but later she retracted.

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