The FBI agent who helped recover $300 million worth of stolen art explains what Hollywood gets wrong about art heists
|01/12/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Robert K. Wittman, author of the book “Priceless,” founded the FBI’s Art Crime Team and has helped recover more than $300 million in stolen works.
- There are many art heist movies involving elaborate schemes like “Ocean’s 8” and “The Thomas Crown Affair,” but these films aren’t very accurate.
- Insider asked Wittman how the real life heists he’s witnessed compare to those made up by Hollywood.
Narrator: They’re popular in Hollywood, and we’ve all seen them before. The art heist film. The movies involve elaborate schemes to steal priceless paintings, jewelry, and artifacts.
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