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Major L.A. art heist: 3 paintings still missing, man in custody
Major L.A. art heist: 3 paintings still missing, man in custody

Nine paintings stolen in 2008 in one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history were displayed Friday as authorities solicited help in locating three more paintings that have yet to be recovered. A joint investigation by art crime units at the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI, spurred by an overseas tip, allegedly led authorities to a person who was trying to fence the stolen art, valued at over $12 million. Raul Espinoza, 45, was arrested in October after meeting with undercover agents at a hotel in Brentwood, not far from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Espinoza was charged with receiving stolen property. The paintings were originally taken from the Encino home of an elderly...

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