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Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 – 3. Kenny Schachter Duped By Inigo Philbrick

December 30, 2020

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Inigo Philbrick (an art world scammer) hit a lot of people, including his art dealer friend Kenny Schachter who was duped out of $1.67M!  The work of art they purchased seems to have vanished … along with Mr. Philbrick.

According to an article in the Daily Mail, Mr. Schachter has posted a Wanted Ad which includes photos and a $10,000 reward for information on Philbrick’s whereabouts.

Source: Society art dealer reveals he was duped into $1.67 million art scam led by his friend | Daily Mail Online


Inigo Philbrick has been found!  The disgraced art dealer fled the US after the US Government and the FBI gathered claims amounting to over $20 million in fraud.   He was found on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu, located between Australia and Fiji (noting this one down for post-COVID-19 vacation destinations.) Un-fugitive-like, Philbrick did little to conceal his identity, using his real name on the Island, boasting about his experience in the art world, and according to reports, making “a name” for himself in the community.  He was taken into custody, brought back to Manhattan, indicted on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, and forced to forfeit any property “that constitutes or is derived from proceeds traceable to the commission of said offense.”  Philbrick pled not guilty. 

Source: The Inigo Philbrick Saga: From Wunderkind To Art Fraudster