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Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:42

A Disgraced Antiquities Dealer Has Been Convicted of Smuggling Artifacts and Selling Forgeries

Pre-Columbian art. Pre-Columbian art. Wikipedia

After years of being investigated by Interpol and law enforcement agencies in Mexico, Peru, Spain, Germany, and the US, antiquities dealer Leonardo A. Patterson has been convicted of smuggling pre-Columbian artifacts and selling fake objects.

Patterson developed his trade in New York in the 1960s by selling pre-Columbian antiquities.

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