Iraqi Antiquities Returned

07 Sep 2012 2:32 PM | Anonymous
Iraqi Antiquities Returned
Artifacts Seized During Public Corruption Investigation

07/07/11

Terracotta plaques and other artifacts seized during a 2006 investigation were returned to the government of Iraq today in a Washington, D.C. ceremony that celebrated a successful law enforcement operation and the cultural significance of antiquities that are thousands of years old.

 “These artifacts are truly invaluable,” said Ron Hosko, special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in our Washington Field Office. “The FBI is pleased to be able to return them to their rightful owner.”

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The artifactsundefinedsome small enough to be held in the palm of one’s handundefinedwere seized during a public corruption investigation conducted by our International Contract Corruption Task Force, a multi-agency task force whose mission is to stop fraud and corruption related to U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere overseas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/july/artifacts_070711/artifacts_070711

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