The detail of the hidden assets that landed Guy Wildenstein in the dock


One of the world’s most prominent art dealers, Guy Wildenstein, is to stand trial in Paris next month on charges of tax fraud and money laundering. The case centres on undeclared assets from the estate of his late father Daniel Wildenstein, for which Guy Wildenstein and other members of his family have received a record tax adjustment totalling 550 million euros. Mediapart has gained access to the judicial document detailing the case for the trial, and which reveals the staggering sums involved and the complex offshore structures that hid, among other assets, a stash of prized artworks. Laurent Mauduit reports.

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The trial opens in Paris next month of Guy Wildenstein, the 69-year-old son of the late art collector Daniel Wildenstein, on charges of tax fraud and money laundering in one of the most remarkable cases of its kind in France.