Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Forging Museum Artifact - NECN

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Forging Museum Artifact

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Forging Museum Artifact
    Teta Alim
     

    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to forging an artifact that ended up in a Connecticut museum.

    Harold Gordon faces up to 20 years in prison after entering his plea Tuesday to wire fraud.

    Prosecutors say the 69-year-old turned a plain writing desk into the "Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary" and sold it to an antiques dealer for $64,500.

    The piece was said to be a gift given to a Civil War veteran in honor of his brother who was killed in the Battle of Antietam.

    Trapped Hong Kong Protesters Rappel Down Hoses to Escape

    [NATL] Trapped Hong Kong Protesters Rappel Down Hoses to Escape

    Harrowing footage shows protesters trapped inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University rappelling down hoses to escape a police siege. About 100 anti-government protesters remain inside the university on a third day of clashes between protesters and police. 

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019)

    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art purchased the piece at a New York antiques show in 2015.

    Gordon says he sold the piece because he needed the money.

    The museum said it has been offered a full refund.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android