Former Gallery Director Ordered To Pay $465K Over Sale Of Forgeries

RINDGE, New Hampshire (WBZ-AM) -- A former director of the Franklin Pierce University Art Gallery is ordered to pay nearly half a million dollars in damages for the fraudulent sale of more than a dozen pieces of art.

Lorettann Gascard, 69, and her son were found guilty of fraud after they sold 16 paintings to an art collector and claimed they were by late modern artist Leon Golub.

A New Hampshire jury ruled the artworks were deemed to be forgeries. The Gascards must now pay $465,000 in damages.

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