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Mobster’s widow confirms husband gave art to ‘friend’

Her tip was key to Conn. search

The widow of a Mafia associate, whose Maine home the FBI searched three years ago as part of the investigation into the Gardner Museum art heist, told authorities that she saw her husband give a painting to the Connecticut man who has become the latest person of interest in the notorious theft, the Globe has confirmed through several sources, including the woman.

The information was the basis for the recent thorough, repeated searches of the man’s home in Manchester, Conn., according to his lawyer.

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