Iraqi Art Thieves Were Mobsters, Ashcroft Asserts

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http://www.nandotimes.com/special_reports/iraq/aid/story/879451p-6130792c.html Organized crime was involved in the looting of Iraq's national museum, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft told an Interpol meeting Tuesday in Lyon, France. The comments came at a conference of art experts and law enforcement officials aimed at creating a database listing items looted in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. "From the evidence that has emerged, there is a strong case to be made that the . . .

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