Renton man pleads guilty to selling fake Chihulys

SEATTLE — The U.S. attorney’s office says a Renton man who made $40,000 selling generic pieces of glasswork on the Internet as Dale Chihuly artwork pleaded guilty Wednesday in Seattle.

Thirty-five-year-old Michael Little could get up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 4 in federal court for wire fraud.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Little used forged papers to authenticate the art but an expert determined they were not the work of Dale Chihuly.

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