Crafty Business: Hobby chain to pay $3mn fine for buying artefacts from Iraq

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American arts-and-crafts retail chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a multi-million-dollar fine for acquiring ancient artefacts smuggled in from Iraq. The company had even been warned there was a risk that such cultural items could have been looted.
Prosecutors say Hobby Lobby agreed to buy thousands of artefacts in 2010 for $1.6 million.


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