Court says ‘not guilty,’ Antiquities demands punishment

12 May 2012 6:55 PM | Anonymous

Court says ‘not guilty,’ Antiquities demands punishment

By MATTHEW KALMAN
05/12/2012 22:17

Antiquities Authority determined not to return dozens of items to Israeli collector accused of faking burial box of Jesus's brother.

Antiques collector Golan Photo: Reuters

The Antiquities Authority, backed by State Attorney Moshe Lador, has launched a desperate rearguard action to reverse its humiliating defeat in a seven-year trial that ended with the acquittal of an Israeli collector accused of faking the burial box of the brother of Jesus and an inscribed stone tablet that may have hung on the wall of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem.

The latest twist came during a routine sentencing hearing at the Jerusalem District Court last Tuesday, two months after the stunning collapse of the high-profile prosecution.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=269669
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