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Rome, Italy: Time Limit Ends Antiquities Case Of Ex-Curator

Time Limit Ends Antiquities Case Of Ex-Curator http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/arts/design/14true.html?_r=1 By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Published: October 13, 2010 ROME — The case against Marion True, the former curator of antiquities at the J.Paul Getty Museum, ended abruptly on Wednesday, after a court here ruled that the statute of limitations on her alleged crimes — receiving artifacts stolen from…

Monterey, CA USA: Lawsuit Filed In Pebble Beach Art Heist Case

Lawsuit Filed In Pebble Beach Art Heist Case http://www.ksbw.com/news/25239646/detail.html Alleged Victims File Defamation Lawsuit POSTED: 7:59 am PDT October 1, 2010 UPDATED: 9:12 am PDT October 1, 2010 MONTEREY, Calif. — Two men who said they are the victims of a multimillion-dollar art heist in Pebble Beach last year have filed a lawsuit against Monterey…

NY, NY USA: NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case

NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gznCOrQo0Iw8H1s_BUyqyDXHcO8AD9IIHPS81?docId=D9IIHPS81 By COLLEEN LONG (AP) – 18 hours ago NEW YORK — A scholar’s son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father’s detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A Manhattan jury found Raphael…

Seattle, WA USA: Kurt Lidtke, Accused Art Thief, Agrees to Protect the Names of His Alleged Victims

Kurt Lidtke, Accused Art Thief, Agrees to Protect the Names of His Alleged Victims http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/09/kurt_lidtke_accused_art_thief.php By Rick Anderson, Tue., Sep. 7 2010 @ 9:51AM Categories: Arts & Culture In May, after ex-con and onetime Seattle gallery owner Kurt Lidtke was indicted a second time for stealing great works of Northwest art, the rumor mill began…

NY, NY USA: Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison

Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-03/missing-corot-s-co-owner-and-sued-sales-agent-were-prison-mates.html By Karen Freifeld, Katya Kazakina and Philip Boroff – Sep 4, 2010 12:01 AM ET Sat Sep 04 04:01:01 GMT 2010 James Haggerty. Haggerty was convicted in 2006 in a vehicular assault case and was the defendant in a lawsuit involving a missing $1.4…

Danvers, MA: Danvers man charged with stealing historic items from library

Danvers Danvers man charged with stealing historic items from library http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/danvers/2010/08/danvers_library_thefts.html By Bella Travaglini, Town Correspondent Acting on an anonymous tip, Danvers police this weekend arrested a Danvers man who is accused of stealing two precious metal items from the library and selling them at an Everett scrapyard. Police arrested Richard Provencher, 48, at his…

Blanding resident avoids prison in artifacts-trafficking case

Blanding resident avoids prison in artifacts-trafficking case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/49885308-76/blanding-prison-trafficking-artifacts.html.csp By erin alberty The Salt Lake Tribune Updated 5 hours ago Another defendant in a federal artifacts-trafficking case has avoided prison time. Dale Lyman, 76, of Blanding, was sentenced to 60 months probation for trafficking in stolen artifacts, a felony worth up to two years in prison.…

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/stolen-shakespeare-folio-is-given-its-day-in-court-2004770.html By Hugh Macknight Saturday, 19 June 2010 A valuable Shakespeare first edition stolen from Durham university library in 1998 was displayed in public for the first time in a decade today. The 387-year-old relic, which is at the centre of an international intrigue involving a…

Jobless man 'mutilated' stolen Shakespeare folio

Jobless man ‘mutilated’ stolen Shakespeare folio http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7835878/Jobless-man-mutilated-stolen-Shakespeare-folio.html A jobless book dealer who posed as a wealthy international playboy “mutilated” a rare Shakespeare first folio to disguise the fact that it was stolen, a court heard. By Richard Savill Published: 4:37PM BST 17 Jun 2010 Rare book dealer Raymond Scott arriving at Newcastle Crown Court for…

Conn. court rules in feud over Rockwell paintings

Conn. court rules in feud over Rockwell paintings http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iG3bO40aNHIK-CoReXL… By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN (AP) – 10 hours ago NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of two brothers in their long-running feud with a third brother over an inheritance that included famous Norman Rockwell paintings. The state’s high court ruled…

Art Theft Central: Comments on Leonardo Trial

Art Theft Central: Comments on Leonardo Trial http://arttheftcentral.blogspot.com/2010/04/art-theft-central-comments-on-leonardo.html The five men, who were charged with plotting to extort money for the return of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Madonna of the Yarnwidner, which had been stolen from the Duke of Buccleuch’s Drumlanrig Estate, north of Dumfries, during a brazen art theft four years earlier have been cleared…

Judge vindicates Newport art dealer over sale of painting

Judge vindicates Newport art dealer over sale of painting http://www.projo.com/ri/newport/content/ROCKWELL_DECISION_04-18-10_G5I4SSM_v8.352d873.html 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, April 18, 2010 By Richard Salit Journal Staff Writer Judith Goffman Cutler points out details in the work “The Runaway” in the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the National Museum of American Illustration, in Newport. AP / Charles Krupa NEWPORT —…

Exonerated: Steven Spielberg's Art Dealer in Case of Rockwell Painting Stolen from St. Louis

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2010/04/ruling_russian_schoolroom_steven_spielberg_jack_solomon_judy_cutler.php Exonerated: Steven Spielberg’s Art Dealer in Case of Rockwell Painting Stolen from St. Louis By Chad Garrison, Monday, Apr. 12 2010 @ 1:56PM Categories: Arts, News russian schoolroom 3.jpg Rockwell’s Russian Schoolroom disappeared during a 1973 gallery heist in St. Louis. ​Daily RFT spoke to a very elated Judy Cutler on Friday as the…

I acted lawfully over stolen Leonardo, says solicitor

I acted lawfully over stolen Leonardo, says solicitor Lindsay McIntosh http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article7095750.ece The accused clockwise from top: David Boyce, Marshall Ronald, Robert Graham, John Doyle and Calum Jones A solicitor accused of helping to hold a stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting to ransom has claimed that his law firm was used to give a “cloak of…

Solicitor claims 'no conspiracy' in artwork transaction

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/8616517.stm Solicitor claims ‘no conspiracy’ in artwork transaction Clockwise from top left, Robert Graham, John Doyle, Marshall Ronald, David Boyce and Calum Jones Five men deny conspiring to extort money for the return of the Da Vinci A solicitor accused of helping to hold a stolen Da Vinci artwork has denied there was a conspiracy…