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United States v. Schultz

United States v. Schultz, 178 F.Supp 2d 445 (S.D.N.Y. 2002), aff’d, 333 F.3d (2d Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 1106 (2004).

See also: Schultz v. United States, 05 Civ. 246 (JSR), 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12836 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (denying post-conviction relief).

Précis
At issue in this case was the validity of enforcing foreignpatrimony laws in United States courts under the National Stolen Property Act.  Frederick Schultz, a New York antiquities dealer, was accused of conspiracy to deal in antiquities alleged to have been stolen in violation of Egyptian law.  In 1983 Egypt enacted Law 117 under which all antiquities became the property of the State and trade in antiquities was prohibited and punishable by a prison term and a fine. Under the United States National Stolen Property Act . . . .






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