Comment of the Day: Not Much Sympathy For Hart Galleries

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We interviewed Jerry Hart, the disgraced antiques dealer who is fighting fraud charges.

Not too many were sympathetic to his defense of his actions.

Duce360 wrote:

So many frauds happen by people who have good intentions to make it good. Instead of closing up shop or contacting customers when he had money troubles first, he makes them worse by trying to cover it up until he can make it better and did so, for his own personal gain. Personal gain meaning, staying in business. He likely still paid himself and some of his necessary bills during that time. Yes, he didn't just do it so he could buy a luxury yacht but it is still personal gain.

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