Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris (AFP) – Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

A first trial of him and other family members collapsed in January 2017, but French prosecutors successfully appealed for a re-trial, only to suffer a second setback on Friday when the Wildensteins were acquitted again.