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‘Pandora Papers’ has linked Met museum and British Museum with suspected looted Cambodian antiquities


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of several prominent museums to have displayed looted Cambodian antiquities, according to a report by The Washington Post. The Post said that it and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) embarked on a “treasure hunt” for antiquities suspected to have been looted from Cambodia by the late art dealer Douglas Latchford.


The hunt came after The Post and the ICIJ investigated 11.9 million documents dubbed the Pandora Papers. Latchford was indicted by the Justice Department in 2019 over allegations that he trafficked in looted Cambodian antiquities. He denied these claims until his death in 2020.


The Post reported that Latchford and his family established trusts in tax havens shortly after investigators began linking him to the looted artifacts. The newspaper said that Latchford used an offshore trust for transactions involving the looted Cambodian items.



read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50947090/pandora-papers-has-linked-met-museum-and-british-museum-with-suspected-looted-cambodian-antiquities/


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