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).
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 . . . .
National Stolen Property Act, Sale or Possession of Stolen Property, 18 U.S.C. § 2315
Conspiracy to Commit Offense Against or to Defraud the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 371
The Law on the Protection of Antiquities, Law No. 117 of the Year 1983 ("1983 LPA") [unofficial translation]
Customs Duties, 19 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2613, Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act ("CPIA")