HBJ Gateley Wareing property partner David Boyce has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to rob and extort money in connection with the theft of a Leonardo da Vinci painting worth some $54 million. Boyce is the latest person to become involved in the case, which also involves another former partner in the U.K. firm's Glasgow office. The charges are in connection with the 2003 theft of the "Madonna of the Yarnwinder" -- thought to be the biggest art crime in U.K. history.
U.K. Partner Charged in $54 Million da Vinci Art Theft Case
September 12, 2008