American arrested over alleged antiquities smuggling in Israel
Israeli authorities arrested a retired American university lecturer this week on suspicion of selling ancient artifacts illegally to U.S. tourists, they said Wednesday.
The suspect, a tour guide, is accused of selling ancient coins and 1,500-year-old clay lamps, and pocketing the equivalent of $20,000.
He admitted attempting to smuggle antiquities, selling suspected stolen antiques and trafficking in antiquities without a permit, the authorities said.
He was allowed to fly to the United States after depositing "a large bond," to "ensure he will show up for trial in the future," they said.
The suspect faces up to three years in prison....
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