Sentencing Delayed After Man Tied to Massive Art Heist Forgets Guilty Plea: Attorney - NECN
Connecticut

Connecticut

The latest news from around the state

Sentencing Delayed After Man Tied to Massive Art Heist Forgets Guilty Plea: Attorney

Robert Gentile is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Hartford

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Sentencing Delayed After Man Tied to Massive Art Heist Forgets Guilty Plea: Attorney
    AP
    Thieves cut Rembrandt's "Storm on the Sea of Galilee" from the empty frame at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990.

    A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history has had his sentencing in an unrelated weapons case delayed over mental health concerns after he did not remember pleading guilty, according to his attorney. 

    Eighty-one-year-old Robert Gentile, of Manchester, appeared for sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Hartford, but his lawyer told a judge Gentile did not remember pleading guilty in the weapons case. 

    Judge Robert Chatigny delayed the sentencing to provide time to determine whether Gentile should undergo a competency exam. 

    Prosecutors have said they believe the Manchester resident has information about the still-unsolved 1990 heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Thieves stole an estimated $500 million worth of artwork, including works by Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. 

    Gentile denies knowing anything about the theft. 

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android