Photo Gallery: Dietmar Machold's Stradivarius Scams
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Photo Gallery: Dietmar Machold's Stradivarius Scams

Ending on a Sour Note How the World's Top Stradivarius Dealer Misplayed

Dietmar Machold was the world's most successful dealer of Stradivari instruments -- and probably a fraud. Many instruments have disappeared, while creditors are demanding €100 million that is owed to them. Once a high society favorite who lived in a castle, Machold now awaits trial in a Vienna prison.
Von Carsten Holm
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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