Former Sotheby’s Specialist Faces Extradition to US

Artnet News | Sarah Cascone

British art dealer Timothy Sammons’ legal troubles are getting worse: He now faces extradition to the US over 14 charges of grand larceny and one charge of scheming to defraud. The extradition request was filed by the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and UK District Judge Mike Snow has agreed to comply with it, meaning that Sammons could be in a US court in two weeks’ time.

The criminal indictment against Sammons will remain sealed until his arrival in the US, but details of the charges against him were listed in the extradition request. Those papers maintain that Sammons was engaged in a “Ponzi scheme” to acquire art from collectors while promising to find a buyer… Read more

Image: Vincent van Gogh, Cows in the Meadow (1883). Courtesy of Sotheby’s London.

2018-10-29T11:04:52+00:00