Robert De Niro - De Niro To Testify In Art 'Theft' Case

Robert De Niro is to appear in a New York courtroom on Friday (18Mar11) to testify against a gallery director accused of illegally pocketing cash from the sale of paintings by the actor's father.
Leigh Morse is charged with grand larceny for allegedly selling two works by Robert De Niro, Sr. and keeping the $77,000 (£48,125) fee without informing the Hollywood star.
It's claimed she ordered staff at an art house in San Francisco, California to wire the money for the paintings - Guitar Case and Landscape With Pink Field - direct to her personal bank account while she was working for Salander-O'Reilly Galleries.
Her case is due to begin at Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, and De Niro - who administers his late father's estate - will give evidence at the hearing, according to the New York Post.
Assistant district attorney Kenn Kern told jurors in the case, "You will hear from Robert De Niro himself that the estate was never paid for those sales."


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