. In Cased You’ve Missed It Egyptian Antiquities Trafficking Investigation Embroils Several German Museums « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – According to the Art Newspaper, a Paris judge has issued European arrest warrants against four Hamburg-based dealers: Roben Dib, a German Lebanese gallery owner who is awaiting trial in a Paris court on charges of gang fraud and money laundering; Serop Simonian; and two of Simonian’s children. Simonian, a German dealer of Armenian descent, is thought to have played a key role in the selling of Middle Eastern and North African antiquities to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Louvre Abu Dhabi. “The extradition procedure against the father is still pending,” a spokesperson for the Hamburg prosecutor told the Art Newspaper.

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