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Editor's Note:

A state prosecutor claims these are stolen or looted. Correct if wrong, but "stolen" requires a police report. 

Example: just after midnight on March 18, 1990 two men dressed up as cops came to the door of the Gardner Museum in Boston. Pretending to be actual police they gained entrance to the museum where they overcame the poorly trained security guards and emptied the museum of 13 works of art.

A day later the sketches of the perps appeared in the newspaper to draw attention to the crime. Eventually, the FBI took charge of the crime scene.

That is a police report, not this questionable stuff trotted out by Cy Vance on looting. Show photos of what was taken.

It sounds like the actions of an ambitious prosecutor who would be better off investigating relocated BADA Members known for documented chicanery.

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Looted Antiques Seized From Billionaire’s Home,

Prosecutors Say

New York Times

Investigators raided the office and the Manhattan home of the billionaire Michael H. Steinhardt on Friday afternoon, carrying off several ancient works that prosecutors say were looted from Greece and Italy.

Mr. Steinhardt, a hedge-fund manager and philanthropist, has been collecting art from ancient Greece for three decades and has close ties to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where one of the galleries is named for him.

In a telephone interview, Mr. Steinhardt, 77, declined to comment, “for now,” on the seizure of at least nine pieces from his private collection at his Fifth Avenue apartment at 79th Street, a three-floor home that overlooks Central Park. The authorities also searched Mr. Steinhardt’s office at 712 Fifth Avenue.

To read more on the New York Times:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/nyregion/antiques-seized-from-billionaire-michael-steinhardt-cyrus-vance.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

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Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...