Man eyed by Gardner heist investigators arrested again

April 18, 2015 6:02 AM

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Man eyed by Gardner heist investigators arrested again

A Connecticut organized crime figure earlier identified by the FBI as a “person of interest” in the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist recently talked about selling the stolen paintings to an undercover FBI agent, a government lawyer said in court Friday.

The assertion that Robert V. Gentile, who has a long criminal record, was attempting to negotiate the sale of the paintings came after Gentile was arrested Friday morning on unrelated gun charges while on supervised release from an earlier prison sentence. Gentile reportedly made the revelation duri...

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