Arab Today, arab today arrests for alleged fossil \black market\
Last Updated : GMT 15:50:29
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Arrests for alleged fossil \'black market\'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Arrests for alleged fossil \'black market\'

New York - UPI

Prosecutors say they\'ve charged a Florida man with illegally importing dinosaur fossils from Asia, including one that sold for more than $1 million at auction. Federal agents arrested Eric Prokopi at his home in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, CNN reported. \"Our investigation uncovered a one-man black market in prehistoric fossils,\" Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. Prokopi, whose business Everything Earth sells dinosaur skeletons, allegedly conspired to smuggle prehistoric dinosaur parts into the United States from Mongolia and China by falsifying information on customs forms on imports from 2010 through August 2012, prosecutors said. Federal prosecutors have also filed civil charges against Prokopi, seeking the forfeiture of a Mongolian Tyrannosaurus skeleton that sold in a New York auction for $1 million. Under Mongolian law, fossils belong to the Mongolian government and exporting them from the country is a criminal offense. \"We want to make this illegal business practice extinct in the United States,\" said special agent James Hayes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement\'s Homeland Security Investigations. \"This fossil is a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the Mongolian people.\"

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today arrests for alleged fossil \black market\ Arab Today, arab today arrests for alleged fossil \black market\

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today arrests for alleged fossil \black market\ Arab Today, arab today arrests for alleged fossil \black market\

 



Arab Today, arab today Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday