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Why the Brett Whiteley painting forgery convictions were quashed

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Late last week, a little less than a year after a Victorian Supreme Court jury found art dealer, Peter Gant and art conservator, Aman Siddique guilty for conspiring to obtain financial advantage by deception by forging and selling three Brett Whiteley paintings, the conviction was quashed. The government’s own prosecutor, Daniel Gurvich QC, had been asking for

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