22 November, 2006
Criminal charges for embezzlement, accepting and selling the products of a crime have been filed against two Greeks and two foreigners who, according to the police, are involved in the sale of an ancient gold wreath to the private Getty Museum in the United States.
Investigations revealed that the gold wreath was the result of illegal excavations in Macedonia, northern Greece, and had been purchased by the museum in July 1993 for 1,150,000 U.S. dollars.
The persons being accused, including the two Greeks who are permanent residents of Germany, reportedly took the gold wreath abroad with them.
Greece demands the return of the gold wreath.
Source: Athens News Agency