Cheap ‘art craft toy’ found in Queens is stolen Picasso worth millions

February 27, 2015 6:03 PM

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Cheap ‘art craft toy’ found in Queens is stolen Picasso worth millions

U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, "Joyeux Noel." They opened it and instead of a $37 "art craft toy" promised on the box found a stolen Picasso painting worth millions.

Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York and likely next attorney general of the United States, filed a civil forfeiture complaint seeking to seize the painting, "La Coiffeuse" (The Hairdresser), reported stolen from a Paris museum storeroom in 2001. The painting will ev...

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