Julie Scarlet Stapen
Private art dealer, Lawrence Salander, by his upper east side townhouse, in Manhattan.
A Manhattan art dealer who catered to celebrities and artists' heirs admitted bilking nearly $100 million from clients through bogus art investments and sales of pieces he didn't own.
Lawrence B. Salander pleaded guilty Thursday to grand larceny and scheming to defraud. The case swept-up tennis star John McEnroe and the estate of actor Robert De Niro's father as victims.
Salander admitted swindling McEnroe out of about $2 million and Robert De Niro Sr.'s estate out of more than $1 million. They're among many other victims.