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Is anything in LA safe from scams ?


LOS ANGELES — Federal agents raided a Los Angeles gallery and four museums in Southern California on Thursday, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as part of a five-year investigation into the smuggling of looted antiquities from Thailand, Myanmar, China and Native American sites.
The Markells would acquire an object from Mr. Olson and then offer it for sale to the undercover agent for about $1,500. They would provide an appraisal valuing the object at close to $4,990, an amount calculated to get around tax regulations requiring more documentation for bigger donations
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Of course not!
Does this ring any bells; Getty Museum, looted art from Italy and other Countries, a certain Milanese by the name of Medici (yes, a relation) and a lot of tap dancing by Christie's and Sotheby's?
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