Subject: Conviction

A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes

(France)

Bill Whitaker (2017). A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes. 30 July.

Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

(United States of America)

Luis Ferré-Sadurní (2017). Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory. The New York Times. 26 July.

Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000

(United States of America)

Alfred Branch (2017). Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000. Patch. 21 July.

Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2017). Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection. Buffalo News. 20 July.

Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards

(United Kingdom)

Phil Norris (2017). Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Gloucestershire Live. 14 July.

Glafira Rosales Ordered to Pay $81 Million to Victims of the Knoedler Art-Fraud Scheme

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Glafira Rosales Ordered to Pay $81 Million to Victims of the Knoedler Art-Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 10 July.

Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles

(United States of America)

Napa Valley Register (2017). Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles. Napa Valley Register. 10 July.

For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time

(United States of America)

Ken Stone (2017). For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time. My News LA. 5 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client. U.S. News. 26 June.

Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2017). Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients. Star Tribune. 22 May.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle (2017). Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook. Irish News. 20 May.

Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood (2017). Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 May.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.

3 Years For Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From Field Museum

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). 3 Years For Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From Field Museum. CBS. 22 April.

How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters. Mens Journal. 20 April.

Celebrity art dealer's plea deal in theft case will probably keep him out of prison

(United States of America)

Los Angeles Times (2017). Celebrity art dealer's plea deal in theft case will probably keep him out of prison. Los Angeles Times. 30 March.

Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Matthew Day (2017). Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip. The Telegraph. 29 March.

Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges. The Hartford Courant. 28 March.

Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño

(Spain)

Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño. La Voz de Galicia. 24 March.

Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack

(Turkey)

Perwana Nazif (2017). Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack. ArtNet News. 24 March.

Prosecutors seek 4 years for ex-Field Museum worker who stole nearly $1 million

(United States of America)

Jason Meisner (2017). Prosecutors seek 4 years for ex-Field Museum worker who stole nearly $1 million. The Chicago Tribune. 21 March.

Feds: $1M stolen from Field Museum funded luxury cars, jewelry

(United States of America)

Jon Seidel (2017). Feds: $1M stolen from Field Museum funded luxury cars, jewelry. Chicago Sun Times. 20 March.

Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture

(Canada)

Sue Yanagisawa (2017). Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture. The Whig. 19 March.

Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed

(United Kingdom)

Sam Russell (2017). Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed. Manchester Evening News. 8 March.

Health care worker gets 10 years for stealing artwork from elderly Wheat Ridge woman

(United States of America)

Tom McGhee (2017). Health care worker gets 10 years for stealing artwork from elderly Wheat Ridge woman. The Denver Post. 7 March.

Native American bones stolen from Ohio grave to be reburied

(United States of America)

John Seewer (2017). Native American bones stolen from Ohio grave to be reburied. Turtle Island News. 2 March.

Man sentenced to life in prison in 2014 killing of Iraqi artist

(United States of America)

Mark Glover (2017). Man sentenced to life in prison in 2014 killing of Iraqi artist. The Sacramento Bee. 27 February.

Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend

(United States of America; Mexico)

Claire Ricke (2017). Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend. KXAN. 27 February.

Dunfermline man jailed for art theft

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Dunfermline man jailed for art theft. Dunfermline Press. 24 February.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds. BBC News. 20 February.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

Michigan Art Dealer Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Fake Paintings

(United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Michigan Art Dealer Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Fake Paintings. NBC. 16 February.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.

Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus

(United Kingdom)

Kate Wilson (2017). Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus. Daily Echo. 11 February.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 February.

Royal Canadian Mint employee who hid stolen gold in his bum gets 30 months in prison

(Canada)

Mike Blanchfield (2017). Royal Canadian Mint employee who hid stolen gold in his bum gets 30 months in prison. The Hamilton Spectator. 2 February.

No further jail time for Glafira Rosales for her role in $80m Knoedler forgery scandal

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2017). No further jail time for Glafira Rosales for her role in $80m Knoedler forgery scandal. The Art Newspaper. 31 January.

Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2017). Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral. The Guardian. 31 January.

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case

(United States of America)

Jason Scott (2017). Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case. Central Penn Business Journal. 27 January.

'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison

(United States of America)

The Washington Post (2017). 'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison. TribLive. 26 January.

Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press (2017). Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence. Eastern Daily Press. 25 January.

Three years in prison for man who faked Norman Cornish artworks

(United Kingdom)

Lizzie Anderson (2017). Three years in prison for man who faked Norman Cornish artworks. The Northern Echo. 24 January.

Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts

(United States of America)

Matt Miller (2017). Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts. Penn Live. 23 January.

Artist Natalie White Found Guilty of Defacing Property for Painting In Front of Capitol Building

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Artist Natalie White Found Guilty of Defacing Property for Painting In Front of Capitol Building. ArtNet News. 23 January.

Art returned after burglary admitted

(New Zealand)

Daniel Birchfield (2017). Art returned after burglary admitted. Otago Daily Times. 23 January.

Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe

(United States of America)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2017). Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe. New York Post. 19 January.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences. Malta Today. 17 January.

Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation

(Finland)

YLE (2017). Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation. YLE. 13 January.

A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 January.

Guilty plea for Modesto man involved in French Laundry wine theft

(United States of America)

J. D. Morris (2016). Guilty plea for Modesto man involved in French Laundry wine theft. The Press Democrat. 20 December.

Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service

(New Zealand)

Hannah Martin (2016). Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service. Stuff.co.nz. 20 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.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay

(France)

Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years. ANSA. 5 December.

Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 5 December.

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says

(Spain)

CNA (2016). Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says. Catholic News Agency. 16 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.

Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole

(New Zealand)

Josh Fagan (2016). Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole. Stuff.co.nz. 28 October.

Maryland caretaker admits selling stolen art in N.J.

(United States of America)

Paul Milo (2016). Maryland caretaker admits selling stolen art in N.J.. NJ.com. 26 October.

Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Esther Addley (2016). Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence. The Guardian. 24 October.

Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case. The New York Times. 21 October.

The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough

(Mali)

Lucas Lixinski (2016). The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough. The Wire. 20 October.

Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha

(Costa Rica)

Leonardo Patterson, the art dealer always under suspician

Hassel Fallas (2016). Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha. La Nación. 16 October.

Man jailed 2 years for possessing stolen N.B. Museum plaques

(Canada)

Jericho Knopp (2016). Man jailed 2 years for possessing stolen N.B. Museum plaques. CBC. 13 October.

Former Port Hope art curator's fraud sentence delayed in Peterborough court

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Nyznik (2016). Former Port Hope art curator's fraud sentence delayed in Peterborough court. Northumberland Today. 4 October.

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice

(Syria)

Russell Goldman (2016). Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice. The New York Times. 29 September.

Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case

(Canada)

Jericho Knopp (2016). Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case. CBC. 28 September.

The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites

(General)

Akshan de Alwis (2016). The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites. Diplomatic Courier. 27 September.

For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction

(Mali)

Camila Domonoske (2016). For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction. NPR. 27 September.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

(France)

BBC News (2016). Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam. BBC News. 6 September.

Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house

(France)

Associated Press (2016). Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house. Salon. 6 September.

French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam

(France)

Philippe Sotto (2016). French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam. CTV. 6 September.

Art Heist Suspect Robert Gentile Wants Release From Prison Because Of Failing Health

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahony (2016). Art Heist Suspect Robert Gentile Wants Release From Prison Because Of Failing Health. Hartford Courant. 1 September.

Somerset man who claimed theft of expensive painting was 'drunken prank' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Somerset Live (2016). Somerset man who claimed theft of expensive painting was 'drunken prank' escapes jail. Somerset Live. 27 August.

Who's Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains

(United States of America)

Frank Hopper (2016). Who's Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains. Indian Country Today. 22 August.

On trial: the destruction of history during conflict

(Mali)

James Reinl (2016). On trial: the destruction of history during conflict. Al Jazeera. 22 August.

Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

(Mali)

BBC News (2016). Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial. BBC News. 22 August.

Ohio man who bought Native American remains gets probation

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ohio man who bought Native American remains gets probation. Fox. 19 August.

Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts. The Daily Mail. 16 August.

Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting Native American artifacts from public lands

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun (2016). Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting Native American artifacts from public lands. Los Angeles Times. 15 August.

Former Capitol police officer receives probation, jail for theft of painting, forgery

(United States of America)

Ed Treleven (2016). Former Capitol police officer receives probation, jail for theft of painting, forgery. Wisconsin State Journal. 8 August.

Ai Weiwei's Lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, Sentenced to Seven Years for 'Subversion'

(China)

Brian Boucher (2016). Ai Weiwei's Lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, Sentenced to Seven Years for 'Subversion'. ArtNet News. 4 August.

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail

(Ireland)

Independent (2016). Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail. Irish Independent. 27 July.

Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas

(Spain)

On year and three month for theft from a Romanian church in Roquetas

Diario de Almería (2016). Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas. Diario de Almería. 13 July.

Art thief John Mark Tillmann granted full parole

(Canada)

Blair Rhodes (2016). Art thief John Mark Tillmann granted full parole. CBC. 12 July.

Man Sentenced for Stealing Bones From Iowa's Effigy Mounds in 1990

(United States of America)

John Samuels (2016). Man Sentenced for Stealing Bones From Iowa's Effigy Mounds in 1990. CDA News. 9 July.

Former police officer pleads guilty to stealing painting from Governor's Mansion

(United States of America)

Ed Treleven (2016). Former police officer pleads guilty to stealing painting from Governor's Mansion. Wisconsin State Journal. 29 June.

Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum. The Telegraph. 27 June.

Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring

(United Kingdom)

Mid Sussex Times (2016). Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring. Mid Sussex Times. 23 June.

Graffiti artist banned from 20%of US after Reddit users' investigation

(United States of America)

Nicky Woolf (2016). Graffiti artist banned from 20%of US after Reddit users' investigation. The Guardian. 21 June.

Guilty plea ends Native art scam in Juneau

(United States of America)

Paula Ann Solis (2016). Guilty plea ends Native art scam in Juneau. Juneau Empire. 20 June.

Bogus Whiteley paintings: lock up fraudsters, says Swans chief

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Bogus Whiteley paintings: lock up fraudsters, says Swans chief. The Australian. 18 June.

Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House. The Journal. 17 June.

Man who damaged Monet painting jailed for possession of stolen antique books

(Ireland)

Sunday World (2016). Man who damaged Monet painting jailed for possession of stolen antique books. Sunday World. 16 June.

Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty

(United States of America)

Jesse Paul (2016). Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty. The Denver Post. 14 June.

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine. The Art Newspaper. 8 June.

Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints

(United States of America)

Justine McDaniel (2016). Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints. Philly.com. 3 June.

Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail

(United Kingdom)

Mark Duell (2016). Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail. The Daily Mail. 1 June.

International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months

(Australia)

Bianca Hall (2016). International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months. The Age. 31 May.

Infamous artifact thief John Tillman granted day parole extension

(Canada)

Heide Pearson (2016). Infamous artifact thief John Tillman granted day parole extension. Global News. 26 May.

Guccifer, Who Revealed George W. Bush's Secret Life as a Painter, Pleads Guilty to Hacking

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Guccifer, Who Revealed George W. Bush's Secret Life as a Painter, Pleads Guilty to Hacking. ArtNet News. 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.

Yankees fire Yankee Stadium security guard who stole memorabilia

(United States of America)

Nathaniel Vinton (2016). Yankees fire Yankee Stadium security guard who stole memorabilia. Daily News. 25 May.

Lo condenan a un año de cárcel por robar campana de iglesia

(Mexico)

Sentenced to one year in prison for stealing bell

El Pueblo (2016). Lo condenan a un año de cárcel por robar campana de iglesia. El Pueblo. 24 May.

Diver fined for shipwreck plunder

(Finland)

YLE (2016). Diver fined for shipwreck plunder. YLE. 20 May.

Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court

(Russia)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court. ArtNet News. 19 May.

Art thief sentenced in 'Afghan Girl' heist

(United States of America)

Shane Benjamin (2016). Art thief sentenced in 'Afghan Girl' heist. The Durango Herald. 17 May.

YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist

(United Kingdom)

Court News (2016). YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist. The Guardian. 16 May.

Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2016). Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed. The Guardian. 10 May.

Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2016). Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity. The Guardian. 9 May.

Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin

(United Kingdom)

Jeanette Oldham (2016). Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin. Birmingham Mail. 6 May.

Ex-Art Studio Worker Pleads Guilty in 'Afghan Girl' Theft

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ex-Art Studio Worker Pleads Guilty in 'Afghan Girl' Theft. ABC United States. 25 April.

Noh Mul cost Grijalva $6,000

(Belize)

The Reporter (2016). Noh Mul cost Grijalva $6,000. The Reporter. 22 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.

Guilty of destroying ancient Maya site, Noh Mul!

(Belize)

Rowland A. Parks (2016). Guilty of destroying ancient Maya site, Noh Mul!. Amandala. 19 April.

Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery

(China)

Feng Shuang (2016). Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery. ECNS. 15 April.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death. Shanghai Daily. 15 April.

Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico

(Spain)

Three years in jail requested for four 'piteros' for archaeological looting.

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico. Ideal. 6 April.

Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding (2016). Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn. Vice. 5 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Britton (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree. Irish Independent. 4 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot. Press Association. 4 April.

Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

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.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

Maricopa man who claimed artifacts were stolen gets prison for insurance fraud

(United States of America)

Christopher Silavong (2016). Maricopa man who claimed artifacts were stolen gets prison for insurance fraud. AZ Central. 18 March.

Squatter admits trying to sell paintings stolen from SF mansion

(United States of America)

Jenna Lyons (2016). Squatter admits trying to sell paintings stolen from SF mansion. 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.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott (2016). Police praised for museum thefts investigation. Museums Journal. 3 March.

Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert. BBC News. 1 March.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak (2016). Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice. PRI. 1 March.

Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Pete Walker (2016). Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts. The Guardian. 1 March.

Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2016). Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice. The Independent. 29 February.

Tucson gem show dinosaur smuggler convicted

(United States of America)

Curt Prendergast (2016). Tucson gem show dinosaur smuggler convicted. Arizona Daily Star. 24 February.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

(France)

DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.

Oroville man sentenced for taking Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Alan Marsden (2016). Oroville man sentenced for taking Native American artifacts. Action News Now. 18 February.

Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reickn (2016). Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case. News 10. 11 February.

Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2016). Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 29 January.

Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks

(Australia)

Steph Harmon (2016). Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks. The Guardian. 28 January.

A Deming man accused of digging on federal land in New Mexico and damaging an archaeological resource has changed his plea to guilty

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). A Deming man accused of digging on federal land in New Mexico and damaging an archaeological resource has changed his plea to guilty. Daily Journal. 15 January.

St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor (2016). St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory. Star Tribune. 13 January.

Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted. Daijiworld. 5 January.

Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics

(China)

Alice Yan (2016). Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics. South China Morning Post. 5 January.

Former Field Museum employee admits to embezzling more than $400K

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson (2016). Former Field Museum employee admits to embezzling more than $400K. The Chicago Tribune. 4 January.

National Park Services Grave Robber Will Pay Restitution and Serve Probation

(United States of America)

Mary Anette Pember (2016). National Park Services Grave Robber Will Pay Restitution and Serve Probation. Indian Country Today. 4 January.

Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2016). Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding. Hull Daily Mail. 1 January.

Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains

(United States of America)

Chon (2015). Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains. Chron. 30 December.

Knoedler Forgery Ringleader's Paintings Sold at US Marshal's Auction

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Knoedler Forgery Ringleader's Paintings Sold at US Marshal's Auction. ArtNet News. 22 December.

Former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter found guilty

(Canada)

Todd McEwen (2015). Former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter found guilty. Northumberland News. 21 December.

National Park Services Grave Robber: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Remains

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember (2015). National Park Services Grave Robber: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Remains. Indian Country Today. 21 December.

California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 21 December.

Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in

(United States of America)

Herald Dispatch (2015). Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in. Herald Dispatch. 17 December.

Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques

(Canada)

Aaron Hutchins (2015). Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques. Maclean's. 14 December.

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

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson (2015). Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison. My News LA. 14 December.

Christie's to sell 2,000 photographs seized by US government in biodiesel fraud

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2015). Christie's to sell 2,000 photographs seized by US government in biodiesel fraud. The Art Newspaper. 10 December.

Man admits stealing Maori artefacts

(New Zealand)

Hawke's Bay Today (2015). Man admits stealing Maori artefacts. Hawke's Bay Today. 9 December.

Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges

(Germany; Mexico)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges. The New York Times. 8 December.

Charlotte man will spend up to 15 years behind bars for stealing historical artifacts

(United States of America)

WLNS (2015). Charlotte man will spend up to 15 years behind bars for stealing historical artifacts. WLNS 6. 4 December.

Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house. Egypt Independent. 3 December.

Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum

(Netherlands)

Prison sentences demanded for three robbers of expensive paintings from Leerdam Museum

Blikopnieuws (2015). Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum. Blikopnieuws. 2 December.

Man stole brains from medical museum and put them on eBay

(United States of America)

Reuters (2015). Man stole brains from medical museum and put them on eBay. The Guardian. 25 November.

Colaboración entre el INAH, la SRE y la PGR, determinante en el fallo condenatorio en contra de Leonardo Patterson

(Germany; Mexico)

Collaboration between INAH, the SRE and the PGR, leads to conviction of Leonardo Patterson

INAH (2015). Colaboración entre el INAH, la SRE y la PGR, determinante en el fallo condenatorio en contra de Leonardo Patterson. INAH. 24 November.

Poet and Artist Ashraf Fayadh Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia

(Saudi Arabia)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Poet and Artist Ashraf Fayadh Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia. ArtNet News. 20 November.

Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2015). Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 13 November.

32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2015). 32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell. Mumbai Mirror. 11 November.

Ohio man ordered to write paper after drunken ride on ancient burial mound

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Ohio man ordered to write paper after drunken ride on ancient burial mound. The Guardian. 7 November.

Former Wyoming museum director gets community service for theft

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Former Wyoming museum director gets community service for theft. Billings Gazette. 2 November.

Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns

(Spain)

One year in jail for robbing the church of Feáns

Tania Suárez (2015). Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns. La Opinión a Coruña. 23 October.

Luke Brugnara Gets Seven Years in Prison for Art Fraud

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2015). Luke Brugnara Gets Seven Years in Prison for Art Fraud. ArtNet News. 21 October.

Former Archaeological Survey director sentenced to jail for fraud

(India)

Bhartesh Singh Thakur (2015). Former Archaeological Survey director sentenced to jail for fraud. Hindustan Times. 15 October.

Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder

(Sweden)

Five years in prison for church theft

Sveriges Radio (2015). Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder. Sveriges Radio. 14 October.

Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming. ICE. 14 October.

Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen

(Spain)

Prison sentence for theft of the crown of the Virgin

P. García-Baquero (2015). Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen. ABC España. 25 September.

Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2015). Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud. Cambridge News. 23 September.

Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam

(Canada; China)

Jennifer Saltman (2015). Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam. The Province. 4 September.

Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Steven Morris (2015). Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters. The Guardian. 4 September.

Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows

(United States of America)

Mary Carole McCauley (2015). Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows. The Baltimore Sun. 31 August.

Former Lander Museum Director found Guilty of Larceny of theft of materials

(United States of America)

County10 (2015). Former Lander Museum Director found Guilty of Larceny of theft of materials. County10. 28 August.

5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft

(Cambodia)

Xinhua (2015). 5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft. Khmer Times. 27 August.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP (2015). Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft. IOL. 13 August.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2015). South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items. The Japan Times. 13 August.

Men Get Jail Term For Digging Up Civil War Artifacts

(United States of America)

WDEF (2015). Men Get Jail Term For Digging Up Civil War Artifacts. WDEF. 5 August.

Jackson County man pleads guilty to buying stolen Native American remains

(United States of America)

Kathy Lynn Gray (2015). Jackson County man pleads guilty to buying stolen Native American remains. The Columbus Dispatch. 5 August.

Portland man pleads guilty to art-forgery scheme

(United States of America)

Steven Dubois (2015). Portland man pleads guilty to art-forgery scheme. The Washington Times. 29 July.

Carson man pleads guilty in case of stolen antiques

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford (2015). Carson man pleads guilty in case of stolen antiques. The Taos News. 24 July.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

(China)

Nicola Davison (2015). Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself. The Telegraph. 21 July.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.

Art World Defends Bank Robber 'Performer'

(United States of America)

Justin Joffe (2015). Art World Defends Bank Robber 'Performer'. Observer. 17 July.

Records detail arrests, pursuit of N.C. Wyeth art stolen in Maine

(United States of America)

Scott Dolan (2015). Records detail arrests, pursuit of N.C. Wyeth art stolen in Maine. Portland Press Herald. 16 July.

Serpent Mound vandal's punishment: Research paper?

(United States of America)

Carrie Blackmore Smith (2015). Serpent Mound vandal's punishment: Research paper?. Cincinnati.com. 15 July.

Man who transported stolen Wyeth paintings to be sentenced

(United States of America)

Judy Harrison (2015). Man who transported stolen Wyeth paintings to be sentenced. Bangor Daily News. 13 July.

Filmmaker Joe Gibbons Gets a Year in Prison for a Robbery He Called Performance Art

(United States of America)

Noah Remnick (2015). Filmmaker Joe Gibbons Gets a Year in Prison for a Robbery He Called Performance Art. The New York Times. 13 July.

Pongpat gets 2 more years

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2015). Pongpat gets 2 more years. Bangkok Post. 1 July.

Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

(United Kingdom)

Eric Haun (2015). Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons. Marine Link. 15 June.

'Cave of the Skulls' Robbers Get Prison Term in Israel

(Israel)

Tia Ghose (2015). 'Cave of the Skulls' Robbers Get Prison Term in Israel. Live Science. 9 June.

Two years probation for man who stole Elton John's glasses

(United States of America)

WREG (2015). Two years probation for man who stole Elton John's glasses. WREG. 26 May.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service (2015). Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

Kim Roberts, who stole Picasso sketch and antiques and art from Countess Bathurst, faces jail

(United Kingdom)

Gloucestershire Echo (2015). Kim Roberts, who stole Picasso sketch and antiques and art from Countess Bathurst, faces jail. Gloucestershire Echo. 9 April.

Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed. The Telegraph. 8 April.

Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2015). Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom. Artlyst. 6 April.

Macedonia museum staff guilty of trafficking artefacts

(Macedonia)

AFP (2015). Macedonia museum staff guilty of trafficking artefacts. Ahram Online. 20 March.

Couple ordered to return 'stolen Picassos,' won't face jail

(France)

DW (2015). Couple ordered to return 'stolen Picassos,' won't face jail. DW. 20 March.

Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence

(Egypt)

Simon Egarter (2014). Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence. Daily News Egypt. 2 December.

Honduras condena a salvadoreño por robo de patrimonio religioso

(Honduras; El Salvador)

Honduras sentences a Salvadorian for theft of religious heritage

EFE (2014). Honduras condena a salvadoreño por robo de patrimonio religioso. ElSalvador.com. 27 November.

Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence in Gutenberg Bible theft case

(Russia)

RAPSI (2014). Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence in Gutenberg Bible theft case. RAPSI. 4 September.

Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible

(Russia)

BBC News (2014). Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible. BBC News. 6 June.

Florida pastor gets jail in fake Damien Hirst art case

(United States of America)

The Independent (2014). Florida pastor gets jail in fake Damien Hirst art case. The Independent. 20 May.

2 Utah men plead guilty, avoid jail for ruining ancient rock formation

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2014). 2 Utah men plead guilty, avoid jail for ruining ancient rock formation. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 19 March.

Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2014). Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring. The Independent. 7 March.

Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press (2012). Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum. The Guardian. 22 October.

Bhutanese temple thieves get life

(Bhutan)

Subir Bhaumik (2008). Bhutanese temple thieves get life. BBC News. 9 July.

Smugglers' Treasure! At National Geographic, The Case Against the Plundering of Peru

(United States of America; Peru)

Jo Ann Lewis (1984). Smugglers' Treasure! At National Geographic, The Case Against the Plundering of Peru. The Washington Post. 17 May.

Recovered Peruvian Art Raises Cultural Issues

(United States of America; Peru)

Herbert Mitgang (1982). Recovered Peruvian Art Raises Cultural Issues. The New York Times. 5 August.

Peru's Lost World's; 700 Art Treasures Find Their Way Home

(United States of America; Peru)

Jo Ann Lewis (1982). Peru's Lost World's; 700 Art Treasures Find Their Way Home. The Washington Post. 5 August.

Art Importer Fined, Given Year's Suspended Sentence

(United States of America; Peru)

The Washington Post (1982). Art Importer Fined, Given Year's Suspended Sentence. The Washington Post. 6 March.

Art Importer Guilty of Misdemeanor In Movement of Pre-Columbian Items

(United States of America; Peru)

Philip Smith (1982). Art Importer Guilty of Misdemeanor In Movement of Pre-Columbian Items. The Washington Post. 27 January.