Subject: Charges

Man charged with WA winery painting theft


AAP, 15th Jun 2017.

Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives

(United States of America)

Southern Maryland News Net, 15th Jun 2017.

Judge Declines To Dismiss Art Forgery Case Involving Former Franklin Pierce Professor

(United States of America)

Todd Bookman, New Hampshire Public Radio, 12th Jun 2017.

Former Sothebys Specialist Faces Extradition to US Over Ponzi Scheme Worth Millions

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 7th Jun 2017.

Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke, The Daily Mail, 23rd May 2017.

Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring

(United States of America)

Renee Fox, Tribune Chronicle, 23rd May 2017.

Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway, Click Orlando, 19th May 2017.

Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts, Evening Express, 10th May 2017.

Maple Syrup Thief Gets 5 Years in Prison, $1.2 Million Fine


Kelly Faircloth, Jezebel, 24th Apr 2017.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids


El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Ahram Online, 24th Apr 2017.

Wendy Whiteley stunned by forgery case acquittals


SBS, 22nd Apr 2017.

Gallery operator, painter indicted for counterfeiting artist's works

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 18th Apr 2017.

Tehran Gallerists Charged with Trying to Overthrow Iranian Government


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 13th Apr 2017.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda


Mumbai Mirror, 11th Apr 2017.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 29th Mar 2017.

Performance artists living in exile in the UK might be forced to return to Poland

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Rob Shap, The Art Newspaper, 24th Mar 2017.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins


Catherine Edwards, The Local, 24th Mar 2017.

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross, The Guardian, 19th Mar 2017.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal, Dawn, 13th Mar 2017.

Feds: Philly man stole signed Muhammad Ali painting from Kentucky museum

(United States of America)

Tommy Rowan,, 1st Mar 2017.

Cheshire County Mother and Son Accused of Art Forgery Appear in Federal Court

(United States of America)

Todd Bookman, NHPR, 28th Feb 2017.

South Korea ex-culture minister charged over artist blacklist

(South Korea)

AFP, Art Daily, 11th Feb 2017.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat


Benoît Morenne, The New York Times, 3rd Feb 2017.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Feb 2017.

Fallout for Michael Shvo After Art-Related Tax Evasion Charges

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 2nd Feb 2017.

Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Mercer, WKBN, 2nd Feb 2017.

Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme

(United States of America)

Jason Sorensen, The Journal, 2nd Feb 2017.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP, The Times of Israel, 31st Jan 2017.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk, UPI, 30th Jan 2017.

Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 22nd Jan 2017.

German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court


RAPSI, 18th Jan 2017.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 16th Jan 2017.

Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial


Tony Cross, RFI, 12th Jan 2017.

Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting

(United States of America)

Chattanoogan, 11th Jan 2017.

Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Iain Burns, Ham & High, 9th Jan 2017.

2 women charged following Drew County Museum audit

(United States of America)

Brandon Lawrence, My Arklamiss, 31st Dec 2016.

Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

(United States of America)

Record & Landmark, 29th Dec 2016.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case


Pon Vasanth Arunchalam, The Hindu, 27th Dec 2016.

Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage


France 24, 16th Dec 2016.

Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation

(United States of America)

Dave Collins, Myrtle Beach Online, 16th Dec 2016.

Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 14th Dec 2016.

Police crack temple theft case, two held


CT Bureau, City Today, 13th Dec 2016.

Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum

(United States of America)

Jordan Grzelewski,, 13th Dec 2016.

Queens Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Sale Of Artwork Stolen From Prominent New York Collection

(United States of America)

Dept of Justice, United States Department of Justice, 9th Dec 2016.

'Blue Dog' art thief walks free after experts say drug overdose caused behavior

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle, The Advocate, 8th Dec 2016.

Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce, The Press and Journal, 30th Nov 2016.

Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa

(United Arab Emirates)

Bassam Za'za', Gulf News, 28th Nov 2016.

Man charged with stealing artwork from Muhammad Ali Center

(United States of America)

Justin Sayers, USA Today, 22nd Nov 2016.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter


James Badcock, The Telegraph, 13th Nov 2016.

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court


Vince Noce, The Art Newspaper, 1st Nov 2016.

Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial


RFI, 1st Nov 2016.

Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017

(United States of America)

Emily Previti, WITF, 31st Oct 2016.

Swiss Hotelier Fined Over $4 Million for Dodging Import Tax on Artworks

(Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 24th Oct 2016.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal, 19th Oct 2016.

Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 14th Oct 2016.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 14th Oct 2016.

The Caravaggio work at the centre of the Wildenstein money-laundering trial

(United States of America)

Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 12th Oct 2016.

Man Charged With Stealing Rare Books Worth $20,000 From Manhattan Dealer

(United States of America)

Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times, 6th Oct 2016.

Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 30th Sep 2016.

Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial


Robert Williams, ArtNet News, 27th Sep 2016.

Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial


Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 22nd Sep 2016.

Ancient artifact hidden in sock by Belgium tourist proves very costly


David Strege, GrindTV, 19th Sep 2016.

Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners


Corey Charlton, The Sun, 9th Sep 2016.

Caregiver Charged With Theft Of 600+ Pieces Of Art

(United States of America)

CBS, 8th Sep 2016.

Brooklyn man charged with swiping $45K Diana Vreeland portrait

(United States of America)

Jamie Schram, Page Six, 19th Aug 2016.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens


AFP, The Japan Times, 19th Aug 2016.

Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt


The West Australian, 19th Aug 2016.

Two Detroit Artists Face Up to Four Years in Prison for Political Graffiti

(United States of America)

Matthew Irwin, Hyperallergic, 12th Aug 2016.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks


Jakarta Globe, 1st Aug 2016.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks


Jakarta Globe, 1st Aug 2016.

Two Britons among 12 people to face trial for taking samples from archaeological sites

(United Arab Emirates)

GDN Online, 28th Jul 2016.

Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts


Bejay Browne, Cyprus Mail, 26th Jul 2016.

Gagosian Gallery to Pay New York State $4.3 Million

(United States of America)

Randy Kennedy, The New York Times, 19th Jul 2016.

The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts


Arun Janardhanan, The Indian Express, 17th Jul 2016.

Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald

(New Zealand)

Selena Powell,, 13th Jul 2016.

Report: Decades of cover-up followed Iowa theft of native American bones

(United States of America)

Christina Beck, The Christian Science Monitor, 5th Jul 2016.

Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 4th Jul 2016.

Castle Cary man claimed £8,500 painting theft was 'drunken prank'

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette, Somerset Live, 3rd Jul 2016.

Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe

(United States of America)

Cheryl Burke, Carteret County News-Times, 1st Jul 2016.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll, The Guardian, 1st Jul 2016.

Korean Art Dealer Indicted for Forged Lee Ufan Paintings

(South Korea)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 8th Jun 2016.

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown


AFP, The Daily Mail, 6th Jun 2016.

Motion filed to drop charges in museum gem theft

(United States of America)

News Net 5, 2nd Jun 2016.

Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 27th May 2016.

Lock picker indicted in Love Locket vandalism

(United States of America)

David Ferrara, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 25th May 2016.

John Tillmann's alleged threats against ex-wife prevent his full parole


Elizabeth Chiu, CBC, 25th May 2016.

Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith, The Courier, 24th May 2016.

New charges for target of Gardner heist probe

(United States of America)

Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, 24th May 2016.

KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 19th May 2016.

Accused Knoedler Forgery Mastermind Gets Postponement for Extradition From Spain

(United States of America; Spain)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 13th May 2016.

Two charged in Chihuly statue theft

(United States of America)

Anna Lee, Greenville Online, 10th May 2016.

Aby Rosen To Pay $7 Million To Settle Art Tax Dodge Investigation

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 4th May 2016.

Suspects indicted in French Laundry wine theft-spree

(United States of America)

Julie Johnson, The Press Democrat, 29th Apr 2016.

Odd Nerdrum, Awaiting Jail Time for Tax Fraud, Barred From Leaving Norway


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 22nd Apr 2016.

Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

(United States of America)

Ian Lovett, The New York Times, 22nd Apr 2016.

Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21st Apr 2016.

Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII


3.5 years in prison sought for the theft of a 13th century baptismal font

Ricardo Sánchez Rico, El Norte de Castilla, 19th Apr 2016.

EB-5 suspect Bollen's love of ancient artifacts part of criminal case against him

(United States of America)

Seth Tupper, The Rapid City Journal, 14th Apr 2016.

Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage


Sue Blaine, Business Day, 4th Apr 2016.

Charge dismissed in museum coin theft

(United States of America)

Marshall White, News-Press, 4th Apr 2016.

A Painted Heart Leaves a Black Mark on an Artist's Record

(United States of America)

Grace Notes, The New York Times, 27th Mar 2016.

Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations


Elenore Thery, The Art Newspaper, 25th Mar 2016.

Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC


BBC News, 24th Mar 2016.

UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Associated Press, The Times of Israel, 21st Mar 2016.

'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 16th Mar 2016.

Theft of ancient idol: Himachal trying to extradite suspect from Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS, Business Standard, 15th Mar 2016.

13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize


Danielle DeLuca, IC Magazine, 14th Mar 2016.

Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items


Jon Henley, The Guardian, 14th Mar 2016.

Man in court after stealing matchstick model of Darlington's covered market while drunk

(United Kingdom)

The Northern Echo, 10th Mar 2016.

Saratoga man charged with selling art made of elephant ivory

(United States of America)

Jill Tucker, SFGate, 9th Mar 2016.

Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized


Thai Visa, 9th Mar 2016.

Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself


John Darlington, Newsweek, 5th Mar 2016.

Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts


Ben Hartman, The Jerusalem Post, 28th Feb 2016.

Man charged with stealing $25,000 in rare video games

(United States of America)

Steven Henshaw, Reading Eagle, 25th Feb 2016.

Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case

(United States of America; Spain)

Alan Clendenning, Associated Press, 16th Feb 2016.

Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Mike Lockley, Mirror, 11th Feb 2016.

John Carroll University employee indicted on grand theft charges in museum jewel heist

(United States of America)

Jane Morice,, 9th Feb 2016.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 9th Feb 2016.

Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 7th Feb 2016.

Former Capitol cop accused of stealing state painting

(United States of America)

Associated Press, Journal Sentinel, 6th Feb 2016.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 5th Feb 2016.

Art Dealer Eric Spoutz Charged With Selling Dozens of Fakes of American Masters

(United States of America)

Alex Johnson, NBC, 3rd Feb 2016.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house


The Journal, 27th Jan 2016.

Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias


Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches

El Norte de Castilla, 24th Jan 2016.

8 antiquities' employees referred to trial over damage to Tutankamun mask


Daily News Egypt, 24th Jan 2016.

Art-Forgery Trial Set to Begin

(United States of America)

Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, 22nd Jan 2016.

National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books


Tom Tuite, The Irish Times, 21st Jan 2016.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37


The Tribune, 12th Jan 2016.

Guy Wildenstein Trial To Take Five Month Hiatus Over Legal Technicality

(United States of America)

Artlyst, 7th Jan 2016.

Two charged after museum protest


Stacy Hsu, Taipei Times, 1st Jan 2016.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP, Yahoo News, 30th Dec 2015.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA, Haaretz, 30th Dec 2015.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered


Alice Philipson, The Telegraph, 30th Dec 2015.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft


The Malaysian Insider, 28th Dec 2015.

Wildenstein Trial to Lift a Veil on Opaque Art World Dealings

(United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 21st Dec 2015.

Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier


Darren Isner, The News Hub, 19th Dec 2015.

MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak, Columbia Daily Tribute, 19th Dec 2015.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Dec 2015.

Toxic drug use, not love of art, led accused art thief to steal George Rodrigue 'Blue Dog' prints, health experts say

(United States of America)

John Simerman, The Advocate, 11th Dec 2015.

Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News, 9th Dec 2015.

Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay, The Boston Globe, 5th Dec 2015.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight, 2nd Dec 2015.

Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland

(United States of America)

Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Court case of former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter pushed to Dec. 21


Northumberland News, 23rd Nov 2015.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local, 16th Nov 2015.

Suspect named in original state flag caper

(United States of America)

Jonathan Ellis, Argus Leader, 2nd Nov 2015.

Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo

(United States of America)

Matthew Dutton, The Register-Mail, 26th Oct 2015.

Court to seek out-of-county judge for former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed's case

(United States of America)

Charles Thompson, Penn Live, 26th Oct 2015.

Marion True Does Not Deserve Our Sympathy


Justin St. P. Walsh, Hyperallergic, 2nd Oct 2015.

Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 14th Sep 2015.

History Museum volunteer accused of stealing artifacts

(United States of America)

Joanna Pasceri, WKBW, 10th Sep 2015.

Bid to kill criminal counts against ex-Mayor Stephen Reed is 'premature,' AG spokesman says

(United States of America)

Matt Miller, Penn Live, 10th Sep 2015.

MU professor and research specialist head to trial over stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Allyson Sherwin, The Maneater, 8th Sep 2015.

Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet


Murcia Today, 8th Sep 2015.

Alamo guide acted quickly to stop vandalism

(United States of America)

Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 4th Sep 2015.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 4th Sep 2015.

The True Report of a Former Getty Curator Lost in Scandal

(United States of America)

Seph Rodney, Hyperallergic, 31st Aug 2015.

Inside the Stephen Reed scandal

(United States of America)

Brad Bumsted, TribLive, 22nd Aug 2015.

Tennessee State Museum employee arraigned on theft charges

(United States of America)

Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean, 12th Aug 2015.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft


May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post, 12th Aug 2015.

Missouri professor, researcher accused of removing artifacts

(United States of America)

Chron, 6th Aug 2015.

MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak, Columbia Daily Tribute, 5th Aug 2015.

Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana


Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

Roberto Charca H., La Prensa, 4th Aug 2015.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi, The Tribune, 4th Aug 2015.

NY judge rejects extradition to Poland of Russian art dealer accused of having Nazi-stolen art

(Poland; United States of America)

Larry Neumeister, Star Tribune, 3rd Aug 2015.

Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption

(United States of America)

Alan Binder, Sentinel Republic, 24th Jul 2015.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation


Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

Accused of thefts from History Museum, former volunteer shifts blame

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks, Buffalo News, 23rd Jul 2015.

Mobster Tied To Boston Art Heist Assails FBI Tactics

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, 22nd Jul 2015.

Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts


Doug Bolton, The Independent, 8th Jul 2015.

Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court

(United States of America; India)

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News Service, 14th May 2015.

Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot


Metthew Cooper, Belfast Telegraph, 2nd Dec 2014.

Drunk German Soccer Fans Steal Emil Nolde Painting Worth Millions


Alexander Forbes, ArtNet News, 1st Dec 2014.

Owner didn't deposit all antiques found in Bathinda with govt


Vishav Bharti, Hindustan Times, 3rd Sep 2014.

Greek, Albanian face prosecutor over illicit antiquities


Kathimerini, Info Balkans, 5th Jun 2014.

FBI seizes Native American, other artifacts at rural Indiana home

(United States of America)

CBS, 2nd Apr 2014.

Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear

(Netherlands; Romania)

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 13th Aug 2013.

Rome Trial of Ex-Getty Curator Ends

(Italy; United States of America)

Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 13th Oct 2010.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar, Archaeology, 1st Jan 2001.

A Tougher Policy On Art Imports?

(United States of America; Peru)

Eva Hoffman, The New York Times, 6th Sep 1981.