Volume 17, No. 7 & 8

July/August 1996

Retired Professor Pleads Guilty in Vatican Case
— Constance Lowenthal
Anthony Melnikas charged with violations of National Stolen Property Act and with smuggling stolen items into US. He was also charged under Archeological Resource Protection Act of 1979

Stolen Torso Returned to Italy
— Anne C. Cockburn
First-century Roman torso of Artemis was stolen from a convent in Pozzuoli in 1988. Later legally exported, it was purchased by Robin Symes Ltd., a London dealer, sold to Richard L. Feigen & Co., a New York dealer, and consigned for auction to Sotheby's New York in 1995. First forfeiture order issued under the UNESCO Convention in the Southern District of New York.

Stolen Art Found in Lawyer's Home
— Jennifer Landes
Police seized stolen Dartmouth College paintings from New Hampshire assistant district attorney general, William McCallum.

Peruvian Antiquities Seized as Sipan Artifacts
— Anne C. Cockburn
U.S. Customs seized gold ornament and gold and turquoise necklace from Sotheby's sale of Pre-Columbian art under the Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1990 and the bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Peru.