Beverly Hills auctioneer sentenced in smuggling bust - 2016-06-22

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F62.png Beverly Hills auctioneer sentenced in smuggling bust June 22, 2016, Victoria Bekiempis, New York Daily News

Joseph Chait, of the tony I.M. Chait Gallery, copped to two smuggling counts in Manhattan federal court on March 9.

During public court proceedings, Chait's lawyer, Judith Germano, asked the court to take into account what she described as the physical and mental abuse he sustained during his upbringing in the Church of Scientology.


{{cite news | first = Victoria | last = Bekiempis | title = Beverly Hills auctioneer sentenced in smuggling bust | url = http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/beverly-hills-auctioneer-sentenced-smuggling-bust-article-1.2684300 | work = New York Daily News | date = June 22, 2016 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}