The Associated Press tells this story from Providence, RI:
A former art dealer accused of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars stands trial next month in federal court in Rhode Island. Jury selection starts Sept. 2 for Rocco DeSimone, who allegedly duped an inventor and investors by claiming he had access to deep-pocketed business connections.
DeSimone was convicted in 2005 of evading taxes after he sold a painting by the impressionist Claude Monet. He then escaped from a minimum security federal prison in New Jersey and traveled to Boston and New York before surrendering.
Former Art Dealer to Stand Trial Next Month (Associated Press)