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Federal Prosecutors File Suit Against Gallery

In a civil lawsuit filed in US District Court in Manhattan, federal prosecutors accused Lawrence Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery, and three other men of failing to pay taxes on the sale of fifty-eight works of art that earned seventeen million dollars in taxable gains, the New York Times reports. Gagosian's activities came under scrutiny when ImClone Systems founder Sam Waksal pleaded guilty this month to avoiding sales taxes on art purchased from the gallery.

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