A 58-year-old Philadelphia man was charged Tuesday with stealing a signed painting of Muhammad Ali off the wall of a Kentucky museum dedicated to the legendary boxer, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Gerald Garrett was charged with stealing a signed LeRoy Neiman print of Ali from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. in October, and transporting to Pennsylvania, officials said.
The painting shows Ali in a classic boxing pose against an orange backdrop. It was valued at $5,000.
"Unfortunately, the print is missing at this time," Assistant U.S. Attorney K.T. Newton said Wednesday evening. "It does not look like it has been put up for auction anywhere, so at this point in time we do not know where it is."
Garrett, who was caught and arrested in Pennsylvania in December, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.
The center, founded by the former boxer and his fourth wife and widow, Lonnie, is an international cultural center and museum in Ali's hometown.
The former heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon died in June after a long and grueling battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.
He and his second wife, Khalilah, moved to a Cherry Hill villa in 1970 where they lived for four years.