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United States v. Aleskerova (Bremen-Baku)

United States v. Aleskerova, 300 F.3d 286 (2d Cir. 2002).

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Twelve master drawings from the collection of the Bremen Kunstverein (Bremen Museum), looted by the Soviet Army during World War II and later sent to the National Fine Arts Museum in Baku, Azerbaijan, were finally recovered in New York after a fifty-year journey around the world. In the late 1990s, government officials arrested two individuals who smuggled the works into the United States in an attempt to sell them back to the Bremen Museum. Masatsugu Koga pled guilty to . . . .






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