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USA’s ‘White Collar’ teams up with the FBI to solve real life crimes

As ‘White Collar’s’ Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke have demonstrated, solving crimes requires collaboration,which is why this season, the show’s fans will be able to take their crime-solving skills to the next level. USA has partnered with the FBI to unveil “Real Life White Collar Crimes,” a cross-platform experience that will feature photos and information about real unsolved cases, which fans can access through an online gallery.

In addition to this gallery, one real stolen item will be featured during a series of on-air promos that will run through this season of White Collar. Besides the social chatter that will take place around the real crimes USA introduces audiences, fans will also be able to get exclusive GetGlue Real Life White Collar Crimes stickers by going to whitecollar.usanetwork.com. This marks the first time that any government agency will use GetGlue.

The gallery features photos and the history behind the open cases. The website asks that you contact the FBI with any information about the missing items. Here are details about the chosen cases, via the press release.

The stolen items include various artifacts, antiques, artwork and other valuables from around the world. The Real Life White Collar Crimes online gallery includes works by Maxfield Parrish, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet and Johannes Vermeer as well as historically invaluable and irreplaceable art like some of Walt Whitman’s notebooks, Native American Ledger Paintings and paintings by Puerto Rico’s Jose Campeche y Jordan. WHITE COLLAR fans can learn more about the thefts through pictures and descriptions, including a heartbreaking story about the Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius violin, which was stolen from its owner, Erica Morini, while she was on her deathbed in 1995.  Morini was one of the foremost violinists of the 20th century, a prodigy whose international career began at the age of 12 and lasted well into her 70’s.  But perhaps just as well known as Morini was her violin, a 286-year-old masterpiece that was named for a Russian cellist who once owned it.  Crafted by legendary instrument maker Antonio Stradivari, the violin was said to have a sound unequaled by any other and was valued at well over $3 million.

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