Serbian Police Find Modigliani Photo in Search

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By: Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press
BELGRADE, SERBIA (AP).- Serbian police searching for a war-crimes fugitive on Thursday instead found photographs of a stolen Modigliani painting they suspect is in his possession. The war crimes prosecutor’s office said the police searched a house in the northern city of Novi Sad belonging to a close friend of Goran Hadzic, a former Croatian Serb rebel leader wanted by a U.N. tribunal over atrocities during Croatia’s 1991-95 war for independence. Prosecutors say they found photographs of an oil painting by the Italian master worth more than 1 million euros ($1.3 million) that they believe Hadzic has. The prosecutors said in a statement “we suspect that the painting was intended for sale to collect funds for his hiding.” The statement gave no name or description of the painting shown on the photographs…