Renton man pleads guilty to selling fake Chihulys

Renton man pleads guilty to selling fake Chihulys

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Renton man pleads guilty to selling fake Chihulys

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM

SEATTLE -- The U.S. attorney's office says a Renton man who made $40,000 selling generic pieces of glasswork on the Internet as Chihuly artwork pleaded guilty Wednesday in Seattle.
  
Thirty-five-year-old Michael Little could get up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 4 in federal court for wire fraud.
  
The U.S. attorney's office says Little used forged papers to authenticate the art but an expert determined they were not the work of Dale Chihuly.

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