One hundred FBI agents have descended upon the Indiana home of a 91 year old WW II veteran who collected the objects over an 80 year period as a missionary abroad.
The veteran evidently held the items in a home museum that was open to local school groups.
Some reports suggest the collector had actually contacted the FBI himself wanting to repatriate some of the items. If so, the collector apparently got far more than he bargained for. Shame on the FBI for treating an elderly collector in such a way just to "polish a few resumes" with a big "antiquities bust."
Couldn't the matter been handled far more discretely?
Friday, April 4, 2014
Cuture Cops Descend on 91 Year Old Veteran
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 3:48 PM
Labels: criminal liability, FBI, Repatriation
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