For Immediate Release
|June 26, 2012||
Lynzey Donahue, U.S. Marshals Service
Jason Rzepniewski, Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers
|U.S. Marshals Selling Works of Art by Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and other Old Masters|
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Marshals Service is conducting
online auctions to sell 245 works of art by Chagall, Matisse, Picasso,
Toulouse-Lautrec and other old masters as well as pieces by more recent famous
artists. The items are up for auction at
www.txauction.com until July 2.
Dreier, 62, of New York was convicted in 2009 for fraud and money laundering $400 million and is serving time in a Minnesota federal prison with a release date scheduled in 2026. French, 41, of Richmond, Va., was convicted in 2011 for stealing millions from federal and state tax credit programs intended to rehabilitate historic buildings. He is incarcerated at a federal prison in West Virginia, with a scheduled release date in 2025. Merriman, 49, of Aurora, Colo., was convicted in 2010 for a mail fraud Ponzi scheme that defrauded 67 investors of millions of dollars. He is serving time in a federal prison in South Dakota with a scheduled release date in 2020.
“Green Bird,” by Marc Chagall and a linocut by Pablo Picasso are two of the pieces of art up for auction.
“Le Homme Endormi” by Henri Matisse and a sheet music cover by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec are two of the pieces of art up for auction.
For more information on the auctions, go to
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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