New York Authorities Seek Custody of Stolen Artifacts Worth Over $100 Million

15 Apr 2015 10:36 AM | Anonymous

New York Authorities Seek Custody of Stolen Artifacts Worth Over $100 Million

By TOM MASHBERGAPRIL 14, 2015 The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Tuesday made public the largest antiquities seizure in American history and asked a judge to grant it custody of a startling 2,622 artifacts recovered from storage rooms affiliated with an imprisoned Madison Avenue art dealer.

The artifacts, valued by the authorities at $107.6 million, were described in papers filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan as having been looted from India and other places in southern Asia and smuggled into the United States by the dealer, Subhash Kapoor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/nyregion/stolen-artifacts-recovered-in-new-york-are-worth-over-100-million-officials-say.html?_r=1

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