Remember that too stupid to be true tale of a missing painting, a boozy night and one doorman’s very well decorated bathroom? Case closed. Conman and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painting co-owner Thomas Doyle has been sentenced to six years.
Doyle is guilty of fraudulent solicitation of $880,000 from a Japanese art collector to buy a $775,000 work that he lied was worth $1.1 million that then went mysteriously missing. With the difference, he bought himself a 1993 Ferrari. Thus, the court has dubbed him the “quintessential conartist,” fined him, imprisoned him, and declared that he has forfeited his right to both the Portrait of a Girl and the Ferrari, now in the possession of the FBI.