LOS ANGELES A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail.
Perry Rubenstein, 63, was also ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution to Ovitz and a second victim, Michael Salke, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Rubenstein pleaded guilty in March to two counts of grand theft by embezzlement in connection with the sale of art by Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.
Prosecutors say that in 2012 Rubenstein sold a Murakami art on behalf of Salke but failed to turn over all of the proceeds to him.
The following year, Rubenstein sold two Prince paintings for Ovitz but never turned over the money to his client, according to prosecutors.
An attorney for Rubenstein could not immediately be reached for comment on Monday.
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