Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

15 Dec 2015 12:41 PM | Anonymous

Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

Posted by Hillary Jackson on December 14, 2015

An ex-antiquities dealer who ran a complex Los Angeles-based tax fraud scheme involving looted artifacts was sentenced Monday to a year and a half in federal prison for making false declarations in customs documents in order to bring stolen archeological resources into the United States.

Jonathan Markell, 70, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson to 18 months behind bars followed by a year of supervised release. 

http://mynewsla.com/crime/2015/12/14/calling-indiana-jones-looted-artifacts-tax-scheme-send-ex-antiquities-dealer-to-prison/