Stolen Cambodian sculptures worth over $35 million finally returning home

Stolen Cambodian sculptures worth over $35 million finally returning home


Finally, some good karma.

Dozens of ancient Cambodian sculptures worth more than $35 million are going home, years after they were stolen, brought to the US and sold off in a long-running fraud by disgraced art dealer Douglas Latchford.

The 34 sculptures are bronze, gold or sandstone, span the 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th centuries and include depictions of Buddha, and Hindu deities such as Vishnu, Shiva and Garuda, according to court papers filed this week by the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan.

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Latchford, who lived in Thailand where he died in August 2020 at age 89, was indicted in 2019 on wire fraud and other charges for arranging to sell the stolen antiquities in New York and London, but the case

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