High court rejects stay in Spanish treasure case

09 Feb 2012 4:47 PM | Anonymous

High court rejects stay in Spanish treasure case

Updated: Thursday, 09 Feb 2012, 4:34 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 09 Feb 2012, 4:34 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court justice has rejected an appeal by Florida deep-sea explorers who wanted to hold onto a trove of Spanish shipwreck treasure while the courts finish sorting out ownership rights.

Federal courts have ruled that the 17 tons of silver coins and other artifacts found by Odyssey Marine Exploration off the Portuguese coast belong to Spain and must be surrendered. Odyssey sought to delay handing it over while the company continued its appeals.

 

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