Gangsters with Taste: Robert Gentile and the Notorious 1990 Boston Art Heist
November 27, 2013
Reputed mobster Robert Gentile was denied bail in federal court yesterday, partly in the hopes that he may have information about one of the 20th century’s most infamous art heists. Gentile was being held in a Rhode Island prison for selling prescription drugs. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Durham told the court that federal authorities had reason to suspect that Gentile was involved in or had knowledge about a notoriously unsolved art theft in 1990, in which thirteen works of art were taken from Boston’s Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum.