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United States v. Johnson

United States v. Johnson, No. 08-CR-00491, (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 22, 2008).

This federal criminal case concerns antiquities stolen from the storehouse of a museum in Egypt that were later acquired, transported to the U.S., and sold by a U.S. Army officer. The U.S. government chose not to proceed under the National Stolen Property Act (“NSPA”) but instead invoked 18 U.S.C. § 662, a statute with similar provisions to the NSPA but applicable to military jurisdictions, because . . . .

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