|Defendants allege the FBI induced them to steal this Monet and four other works in 2007|
- In France thieves are on trial this week for the theft of four works in Nice, previously mentioned here. The defendants are arguing that Bob Wittman, then an FBI agent, induced them into committing the theft to implicate other defendants.
- RAND Europe has publicly published online, “Assessing the illegal trade in cultural property from a public policy perspective”, a report by by Siobhán Ní Chonaill, Anaïs Reding, and Lorenzo Valeri.
- Libyan authorities have recovered small Roman antiquities which were recovered from Khadafi’s troops fleeing Tripoli.
- It is not often archaeologists can excavate a site with the contemporaries present, but the “Great Escape” tunnel has been excavated, and two British Veterans have returned to the site.
- A man who used the sale of a Corot painting to defraud an art collector has been sentenced to six years in prison.
- And a man who stole hundreds of military medals from a New Zealand Army Museum has been sentenced to three years in prison.
- A Kandinsky watercolor will go on sale despite the fact it is the subject of a Nazi-era restitution claim.
- Rick St. Hilaire summarizes the Import Restrictions recently put in place to restrict the import of certain objects from Greece under the CPIA framework.
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