Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Recovery Of Additional Dinosaur Fossils For Repatriation To Mongolia

10 May 2013 1:34 PM | Anonymous

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Recovery Of Additional Dinosaur Fossils For Repatriation To Mongolia

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 Friday, May 10, 2013


Two Additional Tyrannosaurus Bataars, Hadrosaur, and Egg Nest Among Mongolian Dinosaur Fossils Secured
 
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today the recovery of additional dinosaur fossils for return to the Government of Mongolia. In addition to a Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton previously forfeited to the United States and successfully repatriated to the Mongolian government on May 6, 2013, U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel signed a judgment yesterday forfeiting another Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton (the “Second Bataar”), one Saurolophus Angustirostris skeleton (the “Hadrosaur”), one Oviraptor matrix containing at least five Oviraptor skeletons (the “Raptor Matrix”), and an additional Oviraptor skeleton (the “Raptor”). Also, on May 1, 2013, U.S. District Judge Harold Baer signed a stipulation arranging for the return of fossils including an additional Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton (the “Third Bataar”); a rock slab containing two Gallimimus skeletons (the “Gallimimus slab”), two additional Gallimimus skeletons, an Ankylosaurus skeleton and skull, a Protoceratops skeleton, and one restored composite egg nest display piece made of composite dinosaur egg fossils provided to the United States Attorney’s Office by Christopher Moore, a British citizen (together, the “Moore dinosaurs”).

 

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