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California museums raided

From: Hans-Christoph von Imhoff <xoph.von.imhoff<-a>
Date: Friday, January 25, 2008
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January 25, 2008
Four California Museums Are Raided
By Edward Wyatt
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   "Federal agents raided the museums in Los Angeles as part of a
    five-year investigation into the smuggling of looted antiquities
    from Thailand, Myanmar, China and Native American sites. January
    25, 2008

   "The other institutions searched were the Pacific Asia Museum in
    Pasadena, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, the Mingei
    International Museum in San Diego and the Silk Roads Gallery in
    Los Angeles.

   "At the center of the investigation are the owners of the Silk
    Roads Gallery, Jonathan Markell and his wife, Cari Markell, and
    Robert Olson, who is said in the search warrants to have
    smuggled looted antiquities out of Thailand, Myanmar and China."

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