Imelda’s Ex-Aide Charged for Selling Stolen Artworks

Vilma Bautista, former secretary of Imelda Marcos, and two of her nephews were indicted in New York for conspiring to sell valuable artworks that went missing when Marcos and her dictator-husband were ousted from power. They were also indicted on charges of tax fraud and offering a false instrument for filing. Bautista allegedly used false paperwork to sell a work from Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" series for $32 million in September 2010. Pundits in Manila suspect she was trying to sell them for the Marcoses.

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