Monday, October 18, 2010

Former Director of Long Island Museum Theft Sentenced

The Former director of Long Island University's Hillwood museum has been sentenced to a year and a day and $5000 fine for stealing Egyptian antiquities from the institutions collection. Barry Stern admitted he had stolen nine objects including a statuette of the Apis bull and sold eight of them as coming from his personal collection at Christie's auction netting him over $50 000.

Mr. Stern said his motivation was revenge as he felt the institution treated him unfairly.

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