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Martin Pawley: bow-tie crime at last

Government, the Olympic Games, talk shows, the art world - corruption is everywhere. So it's not surprising that it has finally turned up in Portland Place. Only last week a brilliant conman was found guilty of masterminding the twentieth-century's biggest architectural fraud by fooling the riba, arb, rfac, Arts Council, Royal Academy, aa and rac into accepting drawings of more than 200 fantasy buildings worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

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