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France’s highest court orders retrial of art-dealing Wildenstein family

Guy Wildenstein and others face new trial after court annuls 2018 tax fraud acquittal

France’s highest court has ordered a retrial of members of the art-dealing Wildenstein family who were acquitted of tax fraud in 2018.

Guy Wildenstein, a close friend of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, and other family members, known in France as “les W”, were cleared of hiding an estimated €550m from the French tax authorities in offshore accounts in 2017 – a decision upheld on appeal.

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