NYC antique dealer admits to selling thousands of fakes out of his store for ...

NYC antique dealer admits to selling thousands of fakes out of his store for ...
NYC antique dealer admits to selling thousands of fakes out of his store for ...
NYC antique dealer admits to selling thousands of fakes for THREE DECADES by mass producing phony pieces in offices behind his showroom and hiring a company to hide reviews on Google Mehrdad Sadigh, who has operated Sadigh Gallery in Midtown Manhattan since 1982, admitted to selling thousands of fake artifacts for three decades To remain under the radar, Sadigh said he hired a company to remove Google searches about customers' complaints and bury negative reviews He also said he convinced people to write fake positive reviews about his store  'I was driven by financial greed,' he said in court during his guilty plea During the time of his arrest in August, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he might've been the biggest seller of fake artifacts in the U.S.   He ultimately pleaded guilty to seven felonies  

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A New York City antique dealer admitted to selling thousands of fakes for three decades, mass producing phony specimens in offices behind his midtown showroom and hiring a company to hide Google reviews. 

Mehrdad Sadigh appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday to plead guilty to seven felony counts. including forgery and grand larceny. 

'Over the course of three decades, I have sold thousands of fraudulent antiquities to countless unsuspecting collectors,' Sadigh said, according to a statement he read in court. 

'I can only say that I was driven by financial greed.'

Prosecutors allege that for decades Mehrdad Sadigh passed off fake artifacts as ancient relics to unsuspecting customers

Prosecutors allege that for decades Mehrdad Sadigh passed off fake artifacts as ancient relics to unsuspecting customers

Prosecutors say Sadigh stored and manufactured fake items in rooms behind the gallery, which was on an upper floor of a Fifth Avenue building

Prosecutors say Sadigh stored and manufactured fake items in rooms behind the gallery, which was on an upper floor of a Fifth Avenue building

Prosecutors seized thousands of fake artifacts stored in the back room of Sadigh's Manhattan gallery

Prosecutors seized thousands of fake artifacts stored in the back room of

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