A former aid to the first lady of the Philippines is convicted of trying to sell four priceless impressionist paintings without paying taxes.
At one time the paintings belonged to former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos.
A Manhattan jury convicted her ex-aid, 74-year-old Vilma Bautista, of fraud charges related to their disappearance.
The District Attorney’s Office said Bautista took the paintings when the Marcos regime crumbled in 1986.
She held onto them until 2009, when she tried to sell them off for tens of millions of dollars.
She managed to sell a famous water lily painting by Claude Monet for $32 million and then didn't file the income in her tax return.
No date was set for sentencing.