Sunday, April 03, 2005

Larceny probe eyes missing art dealer

From: "Mathew R. Stevens"

You have Julien Tavener (Haley & Steele) on your web site. He is now a suspected criminal being investigated by the FBI. I feel that this is potentially damaging and embarrasing for your terrific Museum

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Headline: Larceny probe eyes missing art dealer
Date: March 29, 2005

"The owner of a venerable Boston art and prints gallery abruptly left the country about two weeks ago, setting off a criminal investigation into whether he absconded with hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sales of artwork left on consignment at his shop, according to Boston police, state officials, and Century Bank executives."

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Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Thanks for pointing out this article in the Boston Globe newspaper. We were not aware of this previously, and have no information concerning such allegations. The CPRR Museum has no business relationship with that firm or individual. Our website does contain an acknowledgement of the source of a few digital images scanned from prints from the 1853 Pacific Railroad Surveys. It is important to heed the numerous warnings on our website that links, etc. are not merchant endorsements, and we definitely do mean it, when we say (in Latin) "buyer beware." The User Agreement elaborates this warning and disclaimer in excrutiating detail, stating:

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4/03/2005 9:51 AM  

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