The true crime case of a maverick art dealer who executed The $50m Art Swindle

Watch this BBC documentary about Michel Cohen, a high school drop-out who rose to become a top art dealer, and then swindled his clients.

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$50 Million Dollar Art Swindle on BBC Select

Michel Cohen sold paintings by Picasso, Chagall and Monet to America’s elite. But after running up debts, he swindled his customers out of more than $50 million and then went on the run.

The FBI couldn’t find him, but filmmaker Vanessa Engle tracks Cohen down and persuades him to tell his extraordinary story.

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