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Costa Rican art dealer receives yet another probation sentence for deceptively selling archaeological items

A German civil court in Munich on Friday sentenced Leonardo Patterson, a Costa Rican art dealer living in Germany, to three years probation for “deceptively selling a piece of recent manufacture as an archaeological artifact of Mexican origin to a German citizen.”

Theft of $1.8 million in baroque paintings a blow to Guatemalan art world

ANTIGUA, Guatemala – Two weeks ago, thieves made off with six paintings by 18th century master Tomás de Merlo from the colonial-era church of El Calvario in La Antigua. Experts are devastated by the loss.

Spanish court acquits Tico accused of smuggling pre-Columbian art

"Objects taken out of the country do not belong to Spain, but to Latin American countries," a criminal judge stated in the ruling.
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