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New York art dealer, Glafira Rosales, has pleaded guilty to being a part of a scheme to sell fake paintings.
Rosales sold 63 counterfeit paintings between 1994 to 2009, claiming they were newly discovered, Los Angeles Times reports. The fake art was supposed to be from the likes of Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko.
The 57-year-old made $33.2 million by selling these fakes to Manhattan galleries, who turned around and earned $80 million from buyers.
Rosales pleaded guilty to nine total charges, which included tax fraud, money laundering and wire fraud, BBC News notes.
The artist was 73-year-old Pei-Shen Qian, who has been sent back to China instead of being charged for creating the works.
In addition to pleading guilty, Rosales also has to forfeit $33 million and pay restitution up to $81 million, though the final number hasn't been decided.
Part of the deal rested on Rosales not being charged for anything else, including her fraudulent marriage between a U.S. citizen and Mexican-born Rosales.
The sentencing will be determined next year in March.