69-year-old Massachusetts man pleads guilty to forgery charge

Massachusetts

(WTNH) – A Massachusetts man is pleading guilty to forging an artifact that ended up in Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Prosecutors say 69-year old Harold Gordon took a plain writing desk and converted it into the “Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary.”

Gordon then sold the piece to an antiques dealer for more than $64,000 dollars.

Gordon now faces up to 20 years in prison for creating the forgery.

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