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Pair charged for stolen Rubens

A 40-year-old TV presenter and an antique dealer are facing criminal charges of money laundering for their alleged involvement in the theft and botched sale of a painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens.

The work, which sources identified as a 1618 sketch of ?The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar,? was stolen from a Belgian museum in 2001

The TV presenter has denied any involvement in the theft, claiming that an Italian friend gave her the painting in 2003.

The pair was arrested as they attempted to sell the painting to an undercover policeman for 1 million euros.