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Odd Nerdrum, a well known painter in Norway, was sentenced to two years in jail for failure to declare millions in taxable income from the selling of his oil paintings:

Artist Odd Nerdrum Sentenced to Jail

Norwegian artist Nerdrum faces jail for tax fraud Read more: http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/features/crime-and-litigation/5299-norwegian-artist-nerdrum-faces-jail-for-tax-fraud

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Odd Nerdrum, a well known painter in Norway, was sentenced to two years in jail for failure to declare millions in taxable income from the selling of his oil paintings:

Artist Odd Nerdrum Sentenced to Jail

Norwegian artist Nerdrum faces jail for tax fraud Read more: http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/features/crime-and-litigation/5299-norwegian-artist-nerdrum-faces-jail-for-tax-fraud

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That's a shame. I wonder if he'll try to pull a Roarke.

In other news, Odd Nerdrum is now the coolest name ever.

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More details on the case:

Not only is the sentence unbelievably harsh, especially considering that he paid his exorbitant alleged back taxes (50%), but they convicted him on conjecture without solid evidence.

This doesn't surprise me coming from an authoritarian socialist state such as Norway. But what does surprise me is that the Norwegian court has decided to give him a harsher punishment even than that given to Ai Weiwei by China, known for their violations of human rights.

http://artbabel.blogspot.com/2011/08/odd-nerdrum-sentenced-to-two-years-in.html

http://www.facebook.com/notes/richard-thomas-scott/controversy-follows-prison-sentence-of-artist-odd-nerdrum-for-alleged-tax-fraud/10150771713965105

http://fantasticvisions.net/news/2011/08/20/odd-nerdrum-not-permitted-to-paint-in-jail/

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In other news, Odd Nerdrum is now the coolest name ever.

You'll be pleased to learn that my professor for Business 101 is named Shontarius Aikens.

In response to the article, is this even allowed?

"Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that he was with assistants and students at the Louvre in Paris when he got the message that he’d been found guilty of criminal tax evasion."

Can a man be convicted of a crime in Norway without being present to defend himself? That seems a little messed up.

Also, the guy sounds like a classic tinfoil weirdo, especially given this declaration:

"He said in court that he thinks the tax evasion charges were a means of pushing him towards suicide."

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