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Florida Man Arrested On Dinosaur Fossil Smuggling Charges
2012-10-18 08:49:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The saga continues for a Tarbosaurus dinosaur fossil from Mongolia. In the latest act, a Florida man wanted for allegedly smuggling a host of prehistoric fossils, including the Tarbosaurus skeleton which had been recently sold illegally through Heritage Auctions, was arrested on Wednesday, authorities reported. Eric Prokopi, 38, of Gainesville, Fla., was arrested on charges that he illegally smuggled numerous dinosaur fossils into...

Illegally Imported Dinosaur Bones Seized By US Government
2012-06-24 04:54:56

A rare, million-dollar dinosaur skeleton, which had been brought into the country illegally and sold last month at an auction, was seized by the US government Friday in what is being calling an important step towards returning the fossil to its native Mongolia, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. AP Writer Larry Neumeister said that the Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) fossil was packed into wooden crates and loaded onto a white truck at a storage center in Queens, New York,...

Rare Dinosaur To Be Returned To Mongolia After Illegal Sale
2012-06-19 09:52:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A million-dollar rare dinosaur will likely be returned to its rightful owners after it had been brought into the US illegally and sold to an anonymous bidder at auction last month, according to the US government, which has filed a lawsuit to force return of the fossil to Mongolia. The US lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, follows a restraining order placed on the sale of the dinosaur -- a Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) -- by Mongolian...

Tarbosaurus Fossil Was Illegally Imported, Sold In United States
2012-06-10 05:30:59

Experts say that a dinosaur fossil which sold for more than a million dollars during an auction last month had been removed from Mongolia illegally before being sold in the United States. According to LiveScience Senior Writer Wynne Parry, the specimen in question is a 75% complete skeleton of a Tarbosaurus, an Asian tyrannosaur which is related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Paleontologists from Canada, Mongolia, and the United States revealed on Wednesday that the fossil, which was sold to...


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