Included in the ring was forger painter Pei Shen Qian, 75, who allegedly made the forgeries and is now thought to have fled to China. Brothers Jesus Angel Bergantinos Diaz, 65, and Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, 58, were arrested in Seville, Spain, on Friday. The three men, along with Jose Carlos' partner Glarifa Rosales, who has pleaded guilty, carried out the scheme from the early 1990s to at least 2009. 

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They forged what they claimed to be 'undiscovered works' by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and others.

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Manhattan US attorney Preet Bharara said: ''The Bergantinos Diaz brothers laundered and hid their illegal proceeds overseas. With today's indictmen, the defendants must now answer for their alleged roles as modern masters of forgery and deceit.''