Dietmar Machold http://wrti.org en The Strad Swindler Goes To Trial And Netrebko Bids Adieu To Her Former Self http://wrti.org/post/strad-swindler-goes-trial-and-netrebko-bids-adieu-her-former-self <ul><p><li>The <em>Washington Post </em>has a long, fascinating piece on Dietmar Machold, the 63-year-old violin dealer/con man who went on trial in Vienna this week: "It is the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/dietmar-machold-jet-setting-violin-dealer-accused-in-a-case-of-fakes-and-fraud/2012/09/13/be7d80fc-fb85-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story_2.html" target="_blank">largest fraud case</a> in the history of a trade that goes back to at least the middle of the 18th century: Apart from criminal charges, Machold faces civil claims estimated at $200 million. ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:43:00 +0000 editor 4471 at http://wrti.org The Strad Swindler Goes To Trial And Netrebko Bids Adieu To Her Former Self