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December 6, 2022

300 forged paintings found in Ilfov house raids

Almost 300 forged paintings of important Romanian artists were found by police officers, yesterday morning, following three house searches in Chiajna township in Ilfov County.

Claudiu Burada, spokesperson for the Ilfov County Police (IPJ), said, quoted by Mediafax, that teams of police officers, helped by officers of the General Direction for Internal Protection and Intelligence (DGIPI), took part in the deployment.

The suspects owned art catalogues featuring paintings by major Romanian artists and took inspiration from these, then acquired similar works from various salesmen and signed them using the names of famous artists.

Investigators are trying to estimate total damages, after the evaluation of confiscated paintings.

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