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LI, NY USA: LI museum director sentenced for Egyptian artifact theft

Monday, October 18th, 2010

LI museum director sentenced for Egyptian artifact theft http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/li_museum_director_sentenced_for_m8ewK4q1OIOWlINeCC4BRN By MITCHEL MADDUX Last Updated: 4:14 PM, October 15, 2010 Posted: 4:13 PM, October 15, 2010 The former director of a Long Island museum who stole Egyptian artifacts from the institution's collection -- and later sold the rare antiquities through Christie’s auction house -- was sentenced ...

Rome, Italy: Time Limit Ends Antiquities Case Of Ex-Curator

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Time Limit Ends Antiquities Case Of Ex-Curator http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/arts/design/14true.html?_r=1 By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Published: October 13, 2010 ROME — The case against Marion True, the former curator of antiquities at the J.Paul Getty Museum, ended abruptly on Wednesday, after a court here ruled that the statute of limitations on her alleged crimes — receiving artifacts stolen ...

NY, NY USA: NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case

Friday, October 1st, 2010

NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gznCOrQo0Iw8H1s_BUyqyDXHcO8AD9IIHPS81?docId=D9IIHPS81 By COLLEEN LONG (AP) – 18 hours ago NEW YORK — A scholar's son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A Manhattan jury found ...

Cairo, Egypt: New judge to oversee Van Gogh theft trial; resumes Oct. 5

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

New judge to oversee Van Gogh theft trial; resumes Oct. 5 http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123519&catid=1&Itemid=183 Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Shaalan during the hearing on Tuesday. (Daily News Egypt Photo/Heba Fahmy) By Heba Fahmy /Daily News Egypt September 30, 2010, 6:33 pm CAIRO: The trial of the Van Gogh painting theft was on Tuesday adjourned to ...

Monmouthshire, Wales UK: Archaeologist says council is destroying historic site

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Archaeologist says council is destroying historic site http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/09/24/archaeologist-says-council-is-destroying-historic-site-91466-27332638/ Sep 24 2010 by Sam Malone, Western Mail A RARE Norman site is being irreparably damaged and is in danger of being destroyed, according to a respected archaeologist. Stephen Clarke, the head of a professional Archaeological unit and chairman of Monmouth Archaeological Society, insisted the ...

NY, NY USA: Who really owns a drawing by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

2nd Circuit Sends Art Ownership Dispute Back to the Drawing Board Who really owns a drawing by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele? http://www.law.com/jsp/law/international/LawArticleIntl.jsp?id=1202471725149&nd_Circuit_Sends_Art_Ownership_Dispute_Back_to_the_Drawing_Board Daniel Wise New York Law Journal September 07, 2010 Egon Schiele, Self Portrait 1914 The heirs of an art collector who perished in a Nazi concentration camp have been given another chance to ...

Seattle, WA USA: Kurt Lidtke, Accused Art Thief, Agrees to Protect the Names of His Alleged Victims

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Kurt Lidtke, Accused Art Thief, Agrees to Protect the Names of His Alleged Victims http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/09/kurt_lidtke_accused_art_thief.php By Rick Anderson, Tue., Sep. 7 2010 @ 9:51AM Categories: Arts & Culture In May, after ex-con and onetime Seattle gallery owner Kurt Lidtke was indicted a second time for stealing great works of Northwest art, the rumor ...

NY, NY USA: Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-03/missing-corot-s-co-owner-and-sued-sales-agent-were-prison-mates.html By Karen Freifeld, Katya Kazakina and Philip Boroff - Sep 4, 2010 12:01 AM ET Sat Sep 04 04:01:01 GMT 2010 James Haggerty. Haggerty was convicted in 2006 in a vehicular assault case and was the defendant in a lawsuit involving ...

London, UK: Antique dealer attacks ‘scandalous’ European extradition laws

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Antique dealer attacks 'scandalous' European extradition laws http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7968373/Antique-dealer-attacks-scandalous-European-extradition-laws.html An antiques dealer has attacked “scandalous” European extradition laws which led to his attempted deportation over claims that he broke a Greek bylaw at his home in London 11 years ago. Richard Edwards and Jackie Williams Published: 8:00AM BST 28 Aug 2010 Antiques dealer Malcolm Hay ...

Danvers, MA: Danvers man charged with stealing historic items from library

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Danvers Danvers man charged with stealing historic items from library http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/danvers/2010/08/danvers_library_thefts.html By Bella Travaglini, Town Correspondent Acting on an anonymous tip, Danvers police this weekend arrested a Danvers man who is accused of stealing two precious metal items from the library and selling them at an Everett scrapyard. Police arrested Richard Provencher, 48, at ...

Galveston, TX: Trial in $121,000 library theft begins today

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Trial in $121,000 library theft begins today http://galvestondailynews.com/story/168010 By Chris Paschenko The Daily News Published August 9, 2010 GALVESTON — Jury selection is expected to begin today in the trial of the former head of maintenance for Rosenberg Library, who is accused of stealing more than $121,000. Terry Ray Merchant, 52, was accused of unlawfully ...

Washington, USA: Judge rules against Russia on Jewish documents

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Judge rules against Russia on Jewish documents http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hFc7ttwQGYSosBjFQRmWjXaJVBxgD9HCSAB82 By PETE YOST (AP) – 1 day ago WASHINGTON — A federal judge has issued a judgment against the Russian government for its refusal to return a library of historic books and documents to a Jewish group. Royce Lamberth, the chief judge of U.S. District ...