Posted: Nov 20, 2012 7:46 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 7:46 PM
Source: Associated Press
The former secretary to the late Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines, is charged with conspiracy to sell valuable artworks that disappeared when Marcos' husband's regime unraveled.Vilma Bautista was indicted on a list of charges in New York City. Two of her nephews also face charges. Prosecutors say Bautista came into possession of numerous works of art acquired by the Marcos', which included two Monets and "Langland Bay" by Alfred Sisley. The charges stem from Bautista selling a Monet for $32 million in 2010. Imelda Marcos was internationally famous for her shoe collection that numbered in the thousands.