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The Butler Didn’t Do It: Not Guilty

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Mr. Randolph won an acquittal for a Swedish butler who was accused of removing an Old Masters painting from its frame and replacing it with a photograph. Mr. Randolph presented a successful defense, contending the butler “didn’t do it,” but was “framed” by his employer. The verdict came after a 5-week jury trial and was featured in Vanity Fair Magazine (December, 1988). This case marked the first and only career loss for LAPD’s acclaimed art theft expert.

In a letter dated June 6, 1995, the client wrote from Sweden as follows: “I still remember our good fight together…and we won. Or should I say, you made it! Thank you.”