Gilbert Chikli was sentenced in absentia on Wednesday for swindling dozens of top French banks and businesses.
Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.
Prosecutors have called for a five year suspended sentence at the trial of a retired electrician and his wife, accused of stealing 271 works by the artist.
Perfume worth hundreds of thousands of euros was stolen from two lorries in an industrial zone near Paris Charles de Gaulle airport sometime during the night on Monday.
Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.