Art Theft Issues

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Authorities face many challenges in locating missing and stolen works of art and documents. For example, in August of 1997, 10 artifacts went missing. More like $500 million dollars worth. Facts had shown that they were most likely intentionally removed, or stolen. Locating these priceless artifacts is going to be a huge challenge. There was even a $5 million dollar reward for whoever returned the missing paintings. This robbery was the largest art theft in American history. I don’t know about you, but I would have an extremely difficult time locating these paintings.

Being the largest art theft in American history, Tom Mashburg had found himself 200 miles away from the scene of the crime, tracking yet another lead. Tom was shown a painting by his guide and on the painting there was no signature. Tom had told the F.B.I. about what he had seen and the federal agents had just pushed him away, making it even harder to prove his point.
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While in 1995, 4 of the notebooks were found up for sale at Sotheby's, but 6 artifacts remained missing. "Trying to locate items that disappeared decades ago represents a significant challenge for law enforcement," said by Bonnie Magness-Gardiner. Bonnie is the head of the FBI art crime team and she even thinks it’s a challenge. All these problems occur in order to find these missing pieces of

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