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United States v. Stern

United States v. Stern, No. 2:09-cr-00825-DRH (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 18, 2010).

In this example of "insider theft" from an art museum, the former director of a university museum pleaded guilty to stealing nine ancient Egyptian artifacts from Long Island University's Hillwood Art Museum.

From 1986 until 2008, Barry Stern was employed in a number of positions at Long Island University (LIU) in New York; his last position was as Director of the University’s Hillwood Art Museum. In July 2008, Stern was told that his contract, which was set to expire on August 1, 2008, would not be renewed. Thereafter, Stern stole a total of nine ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum and . . .

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