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Criminal prosecutions — ArchaeoLaw
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Criminal prosecutions

Hit ‘Em Where it Hurts: Trend of Increased Penalties for Antiquities Smuggling Continues

Hit ‘Em Where it Hurts: Trend of Increased Penalties for Antiquities Smuggling Continues

on November 13, 2013, 1:00 pm / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Middle East

Azerbaijan has increased their protection of cultural property by way of increased penalties for illegal exporting of protected cultural materials. […]

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Nicholas Cage on the Hot Seat for Smuggled T-Rex Fossil?

Nicholas Cage on the Hot Seat for Smuggled T-Rex Fossil?

on November 6, 2013, 1:00 pm / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Dinosaurs

In 2007, Nicholas Cage outbid fellow actor Leonardo Dicaprio for a 67-million-year-old skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a close relative […]

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Costa Rican Archaeologist with Dodgy History Acquitted of Smuggling

Costa Rican Archaeologist with Dodgy History Acquitted of Smuggling

on October 24, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Illegal Trade, Spain

Costa Rican citizen and Munich resident Leonard Patterson has been acquitted of charges of attempting to smuggle 1,400 pieces of […]

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Roman Bust Stolen from Church in Spain Resurfaces

Roman Bust Stolen from Church in Spain Resurfaces

on July 29, 2013, 12:27 pm / in archaeology law, Crime, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Spain

The Art Newspaper reports – A fourth century bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, stolen from a small church […]

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How to Move $8 Million Into the United States Under the Radar and Tax-Free? ART!

How to Move $8 Million Into the United States Under the Radar and Tax-Free? ART!

on May 16, 2013, 7:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Law, Brazil, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Fakes & Forgeries, Organized Crime

This story is a fantastic example of how art is used to launder money (like, for real, not just in […]

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Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed to Extract Crushed Rock

Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed to Extract Crushed Rock

on May 15, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Belize, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Development, Mexico

New York Daily News reports: A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and […]

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Honduras to Enact Minimum Sentences for Cultural Heritage Crimes

Honduras to Enact Minimum Sentences for Cultural Heritage Crimes

on February 4, 2013, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Law, Crime, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Legislation, Looting, Trafficking

Those who are convicted of committing crimes against cultural heritage in Honduras will soon be facing a mandatory sentencing scheme. […]

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Reports from Down Under on More of Kapoor’s Looted Indian Antiquities

Reports from Down Under on More of Kapoor’s Looted Indian Antiquities

on September 3, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Australia / New Zealand, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, India, Looting, Museums

Subhash Kapoor, an Indian-born, New York-based art dealer has been making headlines since his detention in Indian on allegations of […]

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(Another) Reputable New York Dealer Busted for Trading in Looted Antiquities… $20 million worth.

(Another) Reputable New York Dealer Busted for Trading in Looted Antiquities… $20 million worth.

2 on August 15, 2012, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Law, Auction Houses, Criminal prosecutions, Looting, Museums

Artinfo reports: Two weeks ago, federal authorities broke open a Manhattan storage unit to discover $20 million worth of allegedly […]

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FBI Uses Ground Penetrating Radar to Search for Gardner Paintings

FBI Uses Ground Penetrating Radar to Search for Gardner Paintings

1 on May 15, 2012, 10:57 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Museums

The FBI has obtained a permit to use ground penetrating radar to re-search the property of alleged mobster Robert Gentile. […]

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