If you checked out the news over the weekend, you might have noticed that Mongolia managed to get back a stolen Tyrannosaurus skull which has been stolen years ago and smuggled into the United States. According to The ABC, the skull may be connected to convicted paleontologist Eric Prokopi, a man considered a “one-man black market in prehistoric fossils“:
The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan filed a civil forfeiture complaint on Wednesday to take possession of the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, which will be handed to the Mongolian government.
The lawsuit and a press release from the Attorney’s office did not specifically name Cage as the owner, but the lawsuit described the skull as having been bought at auction from Beverly Hills gallery I.M. Chait in March 2007 for $US 276,000.