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United States v. Amiel
United States v. Amiel, 813 F. Supp. 958 (E.D.N.Y. 1993) (denying motion to dismiss), aff’d, 995 F.2d 367 (2d Cir. 1993), mot. to dismiss indictment denied, 889 F. Supp. 615 (E.D.N.Y. 1995), aff’d, 95 F.3d 135 (2d Cir. 1996), 209 F.3d 195 (2d Cir. 2000) (vacating district court order denying ineffective assistance claim).
See also: United States v. Amiel, 209 F.3d 195 (2d Cir. 2000) ; United States v. Amiel, No. 91-CV-2467 (E.D.N.Y.); FTC v. Leon Amiel Publishers, Inc., No. 91-CV-2459 (E.D.N.Y.).
The Amiel family was responsible for one of the largest art
schemes ever uncovered. After Leon Amiel, the family patriarch, died in 1988, his widow, two daughters and one granddaughter continued to run the family’s printing business. The Amiels printed forgeries allegedly by Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. They supplied the forgeries to dealers throughout the United States. . . .
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