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United States v. Twenty-Nine Peruvian Artifacts

United States v. Twenty-Nine Pre-Columbian and Colonial Artifacts from Peru, No. 1:13-cv-21697 (S.D. Fla. filed May 10, 2013), consolidated with United States v. Three Artifacts Constituting Cultural Property from Peru, No. 1:13-cv-22585 (S.D. Fla. filed July 18, 2013); denying motion for summary judgment, No. 1:13-cv-21697 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 13, 2014); order to appear, No. 1:13-cv-21697 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 3, 2015); forfeiture judg., No. 1:13-cv-21697 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 24, 2015).

In this case, the U.S. sought the

forfeiture of 32 artifacts imported from Peru, alleging that 29 of the objects were imported in violation of the U.S.–Peru Memorandum of Understanding regulating the importation of “at-risk” Peruvian cultural objects, and that the 3 other artifacts had been imported in violation of the U.S. Tariff Act.

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