tainted cultural object

tainted cultural object

an object of historical, architectural or archaeological interest which is removed or excavated by way of a criminal offence. It does not matter where the removal took place. To deal in such items is itself an offence whether by acquisition, import or export.
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museum or other bailee that borrows a tainted cultural object knowing or
He was jailed for three years and eight months at Hereford Crown Court after previously admitting fraud, specimen theft charges, and dealing in tainted cultural objects, the first time that offence has been used.
going out went out He was jailed for three years and eight months at Hereford Crown Court after previously admitting fraud, specimen theft charges, and dealing in tainted cultural objects, the first time the offence has been used.
Cooper, of Wernfigan, Powys, was jailed for three years and eight months at Hereford Crown Court after admitting fraud, theft and dealing in tainted cultural objects - the first time the offence has been brought.