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New York sues Sotheby's over unpaid sales tax

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) - New York’s attorney general said on Friday she has sued the auction house Sotheby’s for allegedly defrauding the state out of millions of dollars in unpaid sales taxes.

Letitia James, the attorney general, accused Sotheby’s of arranging false tax exemption certificates, known as resale certificates, for an art collector and major client though it knew the art collector was not eligible for the exemption. (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York Editing by Chris Reese)

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