401: Robert Wittman | The Undercover Hunt for Stolen Art

The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger

401: Robert Wittman | The Undercover Hunt for Stolen Art

Tuesday, 8 September

Robert Wittman (@robertwittman) is the former senior investigator/creator of the FBI's national art crime team and author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.

What We Discuss with Robert Wittman: Why criminal and terrorist organizations find art less risky to smuggle than contraband like cash, drugs, or guns. The three things that make an art piece valuable: provenance, authenticity, and good title. Why the US has only relatively recently begun to take art crime seriously, whereas Italy's art crime team has a freaking submarine! Simple but effective tactics for remaining undercover without arousing suspicion from the targets. Why losing his fear instinct was a clear signal for Robert to retire from undercover work for good. And much more...

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