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Cameo auction bosses: ‘Guilty’ says jury


THE HIGH life is over for the bosses of former Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers after a jury convicted them on nine out of 11 charges.

The jury returned its verdicts yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at the end of a six week trial at Reading Crown Court.

Jurors had heard how cheated clients of the now defunct Midgham auction house were “fobbed off” or sent dud cheques, and that bank accounts of online bidders were raided.

The true scale of the deception may never be known, said Gordon Menzies, prosecuting, but could involve up to £250,000.

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