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Wildensteins Block Start of Art Inheritance Tax Trial in Paris

  • Guy, Alec Junior Wildenstein claim double jeopardy in tax case
  • Family members acccused of underreporting art inheritance
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Members of the wealthy Wildenstein art-dealing family halted the start of a trial into allegations of fiscal fraud by convincing judges in Paris that a court of appeal should consider whether they can be tried over facts that are also part of a French tax probe.

Judges from the Paris criminal court Wednesday suspended the case involving Guy Wildenstein and his nephew, Alec Junior Wildenstein, until May 4. In the meantime, the court of appeal will likely ask France’s constitutional council whether the fiscal and court procedures can coexist, according to one of Guy’s lawyers, Herve Temime.