17 March 2015

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Helge Achenbach Found Guilty And Sentenced In Aldi Art Fraud

A court has found German art adviser Helge Achenbach guilty of abuse of confidence – after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars, resulting in estimated damages of €23 million. A district court in Düsseldorf had previously ruled […]

20 January 2015

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Achenbach Ordered To Pay €19.4 million Damages, Private Collection Auctioned

The saga concludes in the trial of German art adviser Helge Achenbach that began in December – after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars, resulting in estimated damages of €23 million. A district court in Düsseldorf ruled […]

15 January 2015

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German Art Consultant Achenbach Confesses To More Fraudulent Activity

More tantalising details have surfaced from the trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach that began in December – after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars, resulting in estimated damages of €23 million. The case then took […]

16 December 2014

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German Art Dealer Gives Partial-Confession In £18 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began last week after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, previously denied the accusations against him. If […]

10 December 2014

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German Art Dealer In Court Over £17 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began on Tuesday after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, denies the accusations against him. If found […]