Alvin Bragg Reclaims Greek Antiquities Valued At $3.7 Million

 December 26, 2023

Keep an eye on Alvin Bragg, because he's taking it ALL.

We need to make sure we don't catch him doing anything funny with these valuables. Even the ones that have already been returned. We know how tricky he can be.

Earlier this month, Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, announced that 30 antiquities with a collective value of $3,700,000 were being returned to Greece.

The pieces were returned during a repatriation ceremony that saw Consul General Konstantinos Konstantinou, Secretary General of Culture Georgios Didaskalou, and US Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge Thomas Acocella in attendance.

A New York gallery owner, Michael Ward, voluntarily surrendered 19 of the 30 pieces.

Three of the pieces were seized from British art dealer Robin Symes.

"This is an exquisite set of 30 antiquities that represents the extraordinary depth and beauty of Greece’s cultural heritage. We will continue to aggressively investigate those who are using Manhattan as a base to traffic stolen antiquities," Bragg said.

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