Art Dealer Mary Boone Claims Early Trauma in Tax Fraud Case – 艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩声称税务欺诈案的早期创伤

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08 Jan 2019

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Art Dealer Mary Boone Claims Early Trauma in Tax Fraud Case

8 Jan 2019

‘Behind the facade of success and strength lies a fragile and, at times, broken individual’, her lawyers write

Mary Boone, 2012. Courtesy: Getty Images, FilmMagic; photograph: Michael N. Todaro

Art Dealer Mary Boone Claims Early Trauma in Tax Fraud Case - 艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩声称税务欺诈案的早期创伤

Mary Boone, 2012. Courtesy: Getty Images, FilmMagic; photograph: Michael N. Todaro

Lawyers for the art dealer Mary Boone have submitted a psychological evaluation to a Manhattan federal court, citing early life trauma. The veteran New York art dealer faces possible prison time after pleading guilty to tax fraud last year; Boone’s lawyers now say that her actions were the result of trauma, not greed, and have asked that she be spared incarceration, the New York Times reports.

Boone is due to be sentenced later in January. She pled guilty to two counts of tax fraud in September 2018, describing it as ‘the worst day of my life’. She has been charged by federal authorities with reporting a false business loss of USD$52,000 for the 2011 fiscal year, and claiming USD$1.6 million in personal expenses (including an USD$800,000 upgrade to her Manhattan residence) as tax-deductible business expenses. She faces up to six years in prison.

Boone’s lawyers have asked for home confinement and probation, and up to 1,000 hours of community service for their client. They cited the poverty and instability of Boone’s early childhood – including the loss of her father, her mother’s consequent financial problems – and the troubled effect this had on Boone in later life, including an attempt at suicide and substance abuse. ‘Behind the facade of success and strength lies a fragile and, at times, broken individual’, they wrote.

Alongside the psychological evaluation, Boone’s lawyers have also submitted 100 character statements from friends and prominent art world figures, including the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.‘Through my contact with Mary I come to know that she is caring with a kind heart,’ Ai wrote in his reference letter to the judge.

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新闻/2019年1月8日新闻/艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩声称,在2019年1月8日的税务欺诈案中,早期的创伤“成功和力量的表面背后是脆弱的,而在德州,则是脆弱的。”Mes,《破碎的个人》,她的律师写道,玛丽·布恩,2012年。图片来源:Getty Images,FilmMagic;图片来源:Michael N.Todaro Art Dealer Mary Boone Claims Early Trauma in Tax Fraud Case - 艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩声称税务欺诈案的早期创伤 Mary Boone,2012年。礼貌:盖蒂图片,电影魔术;照片:迈克尔N托达罗为艺术经销商玛丽布恩律师提交了一份心理评估曼哈顿联邦法院,引用早期生活创伤。据《纽约时报》报道,这位资深的纽约艺术品交易商去年因税务欺诈罪认罪后,可能面临牢狱之灾;布恩的律师现在表示,她的行为是创伤的结果,而不是贪婪,并要求她免于监禁。布恩将在一月份晚些时候被判刑。她在2018年9月承认两项税务欺诈指控,称这是“我一生中最糟糕的一天”。联邦当局指控她在2011财年报告了52000美元的虚假业务损失,并要求160万美元的个人费用(包括升级至曼哈顿住所的80万美元)作为免税业务费用。她面临最多6年的监禁。布恩的律师要求在家监禁和缓刑,并为他们的客户提供长达1000小时的社区服务。他们列举了布恩幼年时的贫困和不稳定,包括父亲的去世,母亲随之出现的经济问题,以及这对布恩晚年生活造成的困扰,包括企图自杀和滥用药物。他们写道:“成功和力量的外表背后隐藏着一个脆弱的人,有时是破碎的个体。”除了心理评估,布恩的律师还提交了朋友和著名艺术界人士(包括中国持不同政见的艺术家艾未未)100个字的陈述。艾未未在致法官的推荐信中写道:“通过与玛丽的接触,我了解到她是一个善良的人。”新闻/玛丽·布恩新闻美国纽约税务欺诈法庭


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