Subject: Charges

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

(India)

TNN (2017). Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag. The Times of India. 31 July.

Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht. ArtNet News. 26 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted

(United States of America)

Joe Dwinell, O'Ryan Johnson (2017). Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted. Boston Herald. 20 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged. BBC News. 14 July.

Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2017). Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 14 July.

Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial

(Tunisia)

Sky News (2017). Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial. Sky News. 12 July.

Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco. MENA Financial Network. 8 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

Three men charged over Damien Hirst counterfeits that sold for $400,000

(United States of America)

Amanda Holpuch (2017). Three men charged over Damien Hirst counterfeits that sold for $400,000. The Guardian. 19 June.

Man charged with WA winery painting theft

(Australia)

AAP (2017). Man charged with WA winery painting theft. AAP. 15 June.

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

(United States of America)

Southern Maryland News Net (2017). Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives. Southern Maryland News Net. 15 June.

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

(United States of America)

Todd Bookman (2017). Judge Declines To Dismiss Art Forgery Case Involving Former Franklin Pierce Professor. New Hampshire Public Radio. 12 June.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Former Sothebys Specialist Faces Extradition to US Over Ponzi Scheme Worth Millions. ArtNet News. 7 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke (2017). Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring

(United States of America)

Renee Fox (2017). Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring. Tribune Chronicle. 23 May.

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

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts (2017). Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home. Evening Express. 10 May.

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

(Canada)

Kelly Faircloth (2017). Maple Syrup Thief Gets 5 Years in Prison, $1.2 Million Fine. Jezebel. 24 April.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

(Egypt)

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din (2017). Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids. Ahram Online. 24 April.

Wendy Whiteley stunned by forgery case acquittals

(Australia)

SBS (2017). Wendy Whiteley stunned by forgery case acquittals. SBS. 22 April.

Gallery operator, painter indicted for counterfeiting artist's works

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Gallery operator, painter indicted for counterfeiting artist's works. Yonhap News Agency. 18 April.

Tehran Gallerists Charged with Trying to Overthrow Iranian Government

(Iran)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Tehran Gallerists Charged with Trying to Overthrow Iranian Government. Hyperallergic. 13 April.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft. BBC News. 29 March.

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

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Rob Shap (2017). Performance artists living in exile in the UK might be forced to return to Poland. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

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

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross (2017). Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery. The Guardian. 19 March.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal (2017). Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US. Dawn. 13 March.

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

(United States of America)

Tommy Rowan (2017). Feds: Philly man stole signed Muhammad Ali painting from Kentucky museum. Philly.com. 1 March.

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

(United States of America)

Todd Bookman (2017). Cheshire County Mother and Son Accused of Art Forgery Appear in Federal Court. NHPR. 28 February.

South Korea ex-culture minister charged over artist blacklist

(South Korea)

AFP (2017). South Korea ex-culture minister charged over artist blacklist. Art Daily. 11 February.

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

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Fallout for Michael Shvo After Art-Related Tax Evasion Charges

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Fallout for Michael Shvo After Art-Related Tax Evasion Charges. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Mercer (2017). Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum. WKBN. 2 February.

Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme

(United States of America)

Jason Sorensen (2017). Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme. The Journal. 2 February.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP (2017). Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft. The Times of Israel. 31 January.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk (2017). Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship. UPI. 30 January.

Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia. The Guardian. 22 January.

German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court. RAPSI. 18 January.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial

(France)

Tony Cross (2017). Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial. RFI. 12 January.

Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting

(United States of America)

Chattanoogan (2017). Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting. Chattanoogan. 11 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Iain Burns (2017). Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery. Ham & High. 9 January.

2 women charged following Drew County Museum audit

(United States of America)

Brandon Lawrence (2016). 2 women charged following Drew County Museum audit. My Arklamiss. 31 December.

Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

(United States of America)

Record & Landmark (2016). Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs. Record & Landmark. 29 December.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

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

(France)

France 24 (2016). Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage. France 24. 16 December.

Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation

(United States of America)

Dave Collins (2016). Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation. Myrtle Beach Online. 16 December.

Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court. ArtNet News. 14 December.

Police crack temple theft case, two held

(India)

CT Bureau (2016). Police crack temple theft case, two held. City Today. 13 December.

Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum

(United States of America)

Jordan Grzelewski (2016). Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum. Vindy.com. 13 December.

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

(United States of America)

Dept of Justice (2016). Queens Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Sale Of Artwork Stolen From Prominent New York Collection. United States Department of Justice. 9 December.

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

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle (2016). 'Blue Dog' art thief walks free after experts say drug overdose caused behavior. The Advocate. 8 December.

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

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce (2016). Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case. The Press and Journal. 30 November.

Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa

(United Arab Emirates)

Bassam Za'za' (2016). Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa. Gulf News. 28 November.

Man charged with stealing artwork from Muhammad Ali Center

(United States of America)

Justin Sayers (2016). Man charged with stealing artwork from Muhammad Ali Center. USA Today. 22 November.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter

(Spain)

James Badcock (2016). Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter. The Telegraph. 13 November.

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court

(France)

Vince Noce (2016). Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

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

(France)

RFI (2016). Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial. RFI. 1 November.

Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017

(United States of America)

Emily Previti (2016). Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017. WITF. 31 October.

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

(Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Swiss Hotelier Fined Over $4 Million for Dodging Import Tax on Artworks. ArtNet News. 24 October.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow (2016). Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal. The Wall Street Journal. 19 October.

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

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial. The Art Newspaper. 14 October.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets. ArtNet News. 14 October.

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

(United States of America)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). The Caravaggio work at the centre of the Wildenstein money-laundering trial. The Art Newspaper. 12 October.

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

(United States of America)

Sarah Maslin Nir (2016). Man Charged With Stealing Rare Books Worth $20,000 From Manhattan Dealer. The New York Times. 6 October.

Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune. The New York Times. 30 September.

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

(France)

Robert Williams (2016). Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial. ArtNet News. 27 September.

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

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial. The Guardian. 22 September.

Ancient artifact hidden in sock by Belgium tourist proves very costly

(Canada)

David Strege (2016). Ancient artifact hidden in sock by Belgium tourist proves very costly. GrindTV. 19 September.

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

(Poland)

Corey Charlton (2016). Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners. The Sun. 9 September.

Caregiver Charged With Theft Of 600+ Pieces Of Art

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Caregiver Charged With Theft Of 600+ Pieces Of Art. CBS. 8 September.

Brooklyn man charged with swiping $45K Diana Vreeland portrait

(United States of America)

Jamie Schram (2016). Brooklyn man charged with swiping $45K Diana Vreeland portrait. Page Six. 19 August.

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

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens. The Japan Times. 19 August.

Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt

(Australia)

The West Australian (2016). Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt. The West Australian. 19 August.

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

(United States of America)

Matthew Irwin (2016). Two Detroit Artists Face Up to Four Years in Prison for Political Graffiti. Hyperallergic. 12 August.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

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

(United Arab Emirates)

GDN Online (2016). Two Britons among 12 people to face trial for taking samples from archaeological sites. GDN Online. 28 July.

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

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2016). Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts. Cyprus Mail. 26 July.

Gagosian Gallery to Pay New York State $4.3 Million

(United States of America)

Randy Kennedy (2016). Gagosian Gallery to Pay New York State $4.3 Million. The New York Times. 19 July.

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

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts. The Indian Express. 17 July.

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

(New Zealand)

Selena Powell (2016). Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald. Stuff.co.nz. 13 July.

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

(United States of America)

Christina Beck (2016). Report: Decades of cover-up followed Iowa theft of native American bones. The Christian Science Monitor. 5 July.

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

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette (2016). Castle Cary man claimed £8,500 painting theft was 'drunken prank'. Somerset Live. 3 July.

Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe

(United States of America)

Cheryl Burke (2016). Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe. Carteret County News-Times. 1 July.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll (2016). Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer. The Guardian. 1 July.

Korean Art Dealer Indicted for Forged Lee Ufan Paintings

(South Korea)

Brian Boucher (2016). Korean Art Dealer Indicted for Forged Lee Ufan Paintings. ArtNet News. 8 June.

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

(Malaysia)

AFP (2016). Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown. The Daily Mail. 6 June.

Motion filed to drop charges in museum gem theft

(United States of America)

News Net 5 (2016). Motion filed to drop charges in museum gem theft. News Net 5. 2 June.

Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale. The Art Newspaper. 27 May.

Lock picker indicted in Love Locket vandalism

(United States of America)

David Ferrara (2016). Lock picker indicted in Love Locket vandalism. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 25 May.

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

(Canada)

Elizabeth Chiu (2016). John Tillmann's alleged threats against ex-wife prevent his full parole. CBC. 25 May.

Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2016). Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church. The Courier. 24 May.

New charges for target of Gardner heist probe

(United States of America)

Milton J. Valencia (2016). New charges for target of Gardner heist probe. The Boston Globe. 24 May.

KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

Accused Knoedler Forgery Mastermind Gets Postponement for Extradition From Spain

(United States of America; Spain)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Accused Knoedler Forgery Mastermind Gets Postponement for Extradition From Spain. ArtNet News. 13 May.

Two charged in Chihuly statue theft

(United States of America)

Anna Lee (2016). Two charged in Chihuly statue theft. Greenville Online. 10 May.

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

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Aby Rosen To Pay $7 Million To Settle Art Tax Dodge Investigation. ArtNet News. 4 May.

Suspects indicted in French Laundry wine theft-spree

(United States of America)

Julie Johnson (2016). Suspects indicted in French Laundry wine theft-spree. The Press Democrat. 29 April.

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

(Norway)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Odd Nerdrum, Awaiting Jail Time for Tax Fraud, Barred From Leaving Norway. ArtNet News. 22 April.

Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

(United States of America)

Ian Lovett (2016). Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges. The New York Times. 22 April.

Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft. The Salt Lake Tribune. 21 April.

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

(Spain)

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

Ricardo Sánchez Rico (2016). Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII. El Norte de Castilla. 19 April.

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

(United States of America)

Seth Tupper (2016). EB-5 suspect Bollen's love of ancient artifacts part of criminal case against him. The Rapid City Journal. 14 April.

Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage

(Mali)

Sue Blaine (2016). Cultural heritage destruction takes ICC main stage. Business Day. 4 April.

Charge dismissed in museum coin theft

(United States of America)

Marshall White (2016). Charge dismissed in museum coin theft. News-Press. 4 April.

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

(United States of America)

Grace Notes (2016). A Painted Heart Leaves a Black Mark on an Artist's Record. The New York Times. 27 March.

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

(France)

Elenore Thery (2016). Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC

(Mali)

BBC News (2016). Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC. BBC News. 24 March.

UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Associated Press (2016). UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items. The Times of Israel. 21 March.

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

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). 'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

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

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2016). Theft of ancient idol: Himachal trying to extradite suspect from Nepal. Business Standard. 15 March.

13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize

(Belize)

Danielle DeLuca (2016). 13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize. IC Magazine. 14 March.

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

(France)

Jon Henley (2016). Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items. The Guardian. 14 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

The Northern Echo (2016). Man in court after stealing matchstick model of Darlington's covered market while drunk. The Northern Echo. 10 March.

Saratoga man charged with selling art made of elephant ivory

(United States of America)

Jill Tucker (2016). Saratoga man charged with selling art made of elephant ivory. SFGate. 9 March.

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

(Thailand)

Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.

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

(Mali)

John Darlington (2016). Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself. Newsweek. 5 March.

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

(Israel)

Ben Hartman (2016). Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts. The Jerusalem Post. 28 February.

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

(United States of America)

Steven Henshaw (2016). Man charged with stealing $25,000 in rare video games. Reading Eagle. 25 February.

Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case

(United States of America; Spain)

Alan Clendenning (2016). Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case. Associated Press. 16 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mike Lockley (2016). Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail. Mirror. 11 February.

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

(United States of America)

Jane Morice (2016). John Carroll University employee indicted on grand theft charges in museum jewel heist. Cleveland.com. 9 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

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

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video. Egypt Independent. 7 February.

Former Capitol cop accused of stealing state painting

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Former Capitol cop accused of stealing state painting. Journal Sentinel. 6 February.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court. Business Standard. 5 February.

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

(United States of America)

Alex Johnson (2016). Art Dealer Eric Spoutz Charged With Selling Dozens of Fakes of American Masters. NBC. 3 February.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house. The Journal. 27 January.

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

(Spain)

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

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias. El Norte de Castilla. 24 January.

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

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2016). 8 antiquities' employees referred to trial over damage to Tutankamun mask. Daily News Egypt. 24 January.

Art-Forgery Trial Set to Begin

(United States of America)

Jennifer Smith (2016). Art-Forgery Trial Set to Begin. The Wall Street Journal. 22 January.

National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books

(Ireland)

Tom Tuite (2016). National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books. The Irish Times. 21 January.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 12 January.

Guy Wildenstein Trial To Take Five Month Hiatus Over Legal Technicality

(United States of America)

Artlyst (2016). Guy Wildenstein Trial To Take Five Month Hiatus Over Legal Technicality. Artlyst. 7 January.

Two charged after museum protest

(Taiwan)

Stacy Hsu (2016). Two charged after museum protest. Taipei Times. 1 January.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft. Yahoo News. 30 December.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA (2015). British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum. Haaretz. 30 December.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

(Malaysia)

The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.

Wildenstein Trial to Lift a Veil on Opaque Art World Dealings

(United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). Wildenstein Trial to Lift a Veil on Opaque Art World Dealings. The New York Times. 21 December.

Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier

(Liechtenstein)

Darren Isner (2015). Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier. The News Hub. 19 December.

MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak (2015). MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown. Columbia Daily Tribute. 19 December.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

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 (2015). Toxic drug use, not love of art, led accused art thief to steal George Rodrigue 'Blue Dog' prints, health experts say. The Advocate. 11 December.

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

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 December.

Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay (2015). Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts. The Boston Globe. 5 December.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight (2015). The Real-Life Indiana Jones. FiveThirtyEight. 2 December.

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

(United States of America)

Joseph Serna (2015). Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland. Los Angeles Times. 25 November.

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

(Canada)

Northumberland News (2015). Court case of former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter pushed to Dec. 21. Northumberland News. 23 November.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local (2015). Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt. The Local. 16 November.

Suspect named in original state flag caper

(United States of America)

Jonathan Ellis (2015). Suspect named in original state flag caper. Argus Leader. 2 November.

Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo

(United States of America)

Matthew Dutton (2015). Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo. The Register-Mail. 26 October.

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

(United States of America)

Charles Thompson (2015). Court to seek out-of-county judge for former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed's case. Penn Live. 26 October.

Marion True Does Not Deserve Our Sympathy

(General)

Justin St. P. Walsh (2015). Marion True Does Not Deserve Our Sympathy. Hyperallergic. 2 October.

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

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales. The Art Newspaper. 14 September.

History Museum volunteer accused of stealing artifacts

(United States of America)

Joanna Pasceri (2015). History Museum volunteer accused of stealing artifacts. WKBW. 10 September.

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

(United States of America)

Matt Miller (2015). Bid to kill criminal counts against ex-Mayor Stephen Reed is 'premature,' AG spokesman says. Penn Live. 10 September.

MU professor and research specialist head to trial over stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Allyson Sherwin (2015). MU professor and research specialist head to trial over stolen artifacts. The Maneater. 8 September.

Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2015). Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet. Murcia Today. 8 September.

Alamo guide acted quickly to stop vandalism

(United States of America)

Scott Huddleston (2015). Alamo guide acted quickly to stop vandalism. San Antonio Express-News. 4 September.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.

The True Report of a Former Getty Curator Lost in Scandal

(United States of America)

Seph Rodney (2015). The True Report of a Former Getty Curator Lost in Scandal. Hyperallergic. 31 August.

Inside the Stephen Reed scandal

(United States of America)

Brad Bumsted (2015). Inside the Stephen Reed scandal. TribLive. 22 August.

Tennessee State Museum employee arraigned on theft charges

(United States of America)

Stacey Barchenger (2015). Tennessee State Museum employee arraigned on theft charges. The Tennessean. 12 August.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.

Missouri professor, researcher accused of removing artifacts

(United States of America)

Chron (2015). Missouri professor, researcher accused of removing artifacts. Chron. 6 August.

MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak (2015). MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts. Columbia Daily Tribute. 5 August.

Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana

(Bolivia)

Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

Roberto Charca H. (2015). Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana. La Prensa. 4 August.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi (2015). Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal. The Tribune. 4 August.

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

(Poland; United States of America)

Larry Neumeister (2015). NY judge rejects extradition to Poland of Russian art dealer accused of having Nazi-stolen art. Star Tribune. 3 August.

Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption

(United States of America)

Alan Binder (2015). Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption. Sentinel Republic. 24 July.

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

(India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.

Accused of thefts from History Museum, former volunteer shifts blame

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2015). Accused of thefts from History Museum, former volunteer shifts blame. Buffalo News. 23 July.

Mobster Tied To Boston Art Heist Assails FBI Tactics

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahony (2015). Mobster Tied To Boston Art Heist Assails FBI Tactics. Hartford Courant. 22 July.

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

(France)

Doug Bolton (2015). Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts. The Independent. 8 July.

Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court

(United States of America; India)

Adam Klasfeld (2015). Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot

(Ireland)

Metthew Cooper (2014). Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot. Belfast Telegraph. 2 December.

Drunk German Soccer Fans Steal Emil Nolde Painting Worth Millions

(Germany)

Alexander Forbes (2014). Drunk German Soccer Fans Steal Emil Nolde Painting Worth Millions. ArtNet News. 1 December.

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

(India)

Vishav Bharti (2014). Owner didn't deposit all antiques found in Bathinda with govt. Hindustan Times. 3 September.

Greek, Albanian face prosecutor over illicit antiquities

(Greece)

Kathimerini (2014). Greek, Albanian face prosecutor over illicit antiquities. Info Balkans. 5 June.

FBI seizes Native American, other artifacts at rural Indiana home

(United States of America)

CBS (2014). FBI seizes Native American, other artifacts at rural Indiana home. CBS. 2 April.

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

(Netherlands; Romania)

Maev Kennedy (2013). Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear. The Guardian. 13 August.

Rome Trial of Ex-Getty Curator Ends

(Italy; United States of America)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2010). Rome Trial of Ex-Getty Curator Ends. The New York Times. 13 October.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar (2001). Will "Blind Edip" Sing?. Archaeology. 1 January.

A Tougher Policy On Art Imports?

(United States of America; Peru)

Eva Hoffman (1981). A Tougher Policy On Art Imports?. The New York Times. 6 September.