Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Drouot Charges

Preliminary charges have been filed against nine employees of Drouot auction house in Paris in the stolen art case mentioned in the weekend wrap-up here. The New York Times explains that "under French law, preliminary charges give the judge more time to investigate and determine whether to send the case to trial." Mark Durney says: "Now that charges have been filed, it should be interesting to see if any other illicit art surfaces during the process of discovery."