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Firearms dealer Paul Edmunds supplied weapons to gangs

Media playback is unsupported on your device A firearms dealer has been found guilty of supplying illegal handguns and home-made bullets linked to more than 100 crime scenes, including three murders. Paul Edmunds, of Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, supplied ammunition used in an attempt to shoot down a police helicopter in the 2011 riots. The 66-year-old was found guilty of conspiracy to supply firearms and ammunition by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court. He will be sentenced on 20 December. The court was told Edmunds, of Bristol Road, was arrested at his ...

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UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

LONDON (Reuters) – A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients’ artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said. The artworks, taken over a 27-year period, included portraits of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Marilyn Monroe and model Kate Moss painted by Wood, who has pursued his love of painting in parallel with his career as a rock musician. Art dealer Jonathan Poole, 69, whose clients included the estates of Miles Davis and of John ...

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Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency and former Walt Disney Company president arrives for the the annual Allen and Co. media conference Sun Valley, Idaho July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $ 1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail. Perry Rubenstein, 63, was also ordered to pay $ 1.1 million in restitution to Ovitz and a second victim, Michael Salke, according ...

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Michigan art dealer gets 3-plus years in prison for forgeries

Art dealer Eric Spoutz leaves the federal court in Manhattan, New York, U.S, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Nate Raymond By Nate Raymond| NEW YORK A Michigan art dealer was sentenced on Thursday to more than three years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors said was an extensive scheme to sell fake works by renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning. Eric Spoutz, who must also forfeit the $ 1.45 million he earned from the scheme and pay $ 154,100 in restitution, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lewis ...

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The world's busiest Rolls-Royce dealer is in Abu Dhabi

How a Rolls-Royce might look in 2114 Middle Eastern economies are reeling from low oil prices but that hasn’t put a serious dent in Rolls-Royce sales. Some customers have postponed purchases over the last few months, but Abu Dhabi — capital of the United Arab Emirates — is still home to the luxury automaker’s busiest dealership in the world, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos told CNNMoney. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Jay Z: From drug dealer to wheeler dealer

Jay Z’s Spotify competitor is owned by artists The world changed for Jay Z on June 25, 1996. That’s the day his debut album “Reasonable Doubt” was released, dropping the needle on the start of what has been one of the most epic careers in the music industry. But he didn’t stop there. In the past 20 years the man who was born Shawn Corey Carter and who grew up in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects at a time when they were plagued by crime and drugs has gone from slinging drugs ...

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Man charged with antique dealer murder

A man has been charged with the murder of an antique dealer who was found dead at his Oxford home. Adrian Greenwood, 42, was found in the hallway of his four-storey house in the city on Thursday. He had been stabbed in the chest and neck. Thames Valley Police said officers had charged Michael Danaher, of Hadrians Court, Peterborough, on Tuesday. The 50-year-old was remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates in Banbury later. A 26-year-old man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder but was later released ...

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Dealer to Fiat Chrysler: Stop making us report fake sales

Chrysler’s new minivan has a built-in vacuum cleaner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is accused in a federal lawsuit of paying dealers to inflate sales figures. According to the suit, filed by two car dealers that are both part of the same larger dealer group, Fiat Chrysler offered to pay dealers to falsely report vehicle sales to boost the automaker’s numbers in specific months. Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) allegedly asked to dealers to falsely report sales of dozens of vehicles on the last day of the month, and then to “back-out,” or undo ...

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