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Friday, December 10, 2010


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First Time Look at Stolen Artwork

Posted: Dec 10, 2010 8:50 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 10, 2010 8:51 PM EST
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.- This is a 1631 Rembrandt woman beneath a tree...There's only a handful in the world," said Angelo Amadio.
Amadio and Dr. Ralph Kennaugh claim thieves stole the orginals as well as the external hard drives and computers where the backups and proof of ownership was.  So they found the old picture negatives Kennaugh took of his artwork over the years. 
"These are slides nobody knew existed Ralph had 200,000 images...I had to go through and it took months," said Amadio.
Central Coast News was actually the first people to see these pictures. We sent them to the Sheriff's office to see if this would change anything in the case, but they can't comment because of the lawsuit filed by Amadio and Kennaugh.
Amadio said they're frustrated because they sent the Sheriff's office emails saying it would would take time to get insurance documents and pictures in order.   By the time they did, the Sheriff's office already called them suspects.
"If law enforcement says it doesn't exist and says its not real and you're giving them tons of information that it does exist and it is real; and then they call you suspects, there's nothing you can do because they discredit what you've provided."
Amadio said they were going to hand everything over once the lawsuit went to trial, but that didn't happen, "Our sole focus now is not so much people believing us but the recovery of the artwork and to rebuild our reputation and the way we do that is by providing it to the public."
The two plan to appeal the decision a Monterey Superior Court judge made to throw out their defamation lawsuit against the Sheriff's office.

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