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Details of Kim Kardashian’s appearance in the case of smuggling an antique Italian statue

Details of Kim Kardashian's appearance in the case of smuggling an antique Italian statue
Details of Kim Kardashian’s appearance in the case of smuggling an antique Italian statue

The US authorities have ordered a Roman statue to be returned to Italy, which was illegally imported into the United StatesThis comes within the framework of a legal procedure in which the name of reality TV and social networking star Kim Kardashian was mentionedThe US decision was based on the opinion of an Italian archaeologist who stated that the piece that is part of a statue and was seized in 2016 in the port of Los Angeles, “was looted, smuggled and exported illegally.

“Court documents, which were reviewed by the French News Agency, showed that the person who received and imported the piece was “Kim Kardashian represented by the Noel Roberts Trust”, and referred to an invoice relating to the sale of the statue from a person called Fairfordt to Trust Noel Roberts on March 11, 2016.

It is known that “Trust Noel Roberts” is an entity related to the real estate transactions carried out in the United States by Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, who have initiated divorce proceedings.

As for Axel Fairfordt, the specialist website Artnet indicated that he was a Belgian art dealer that Kim Kardashian hired to design the decor of her vast house near Los Angeles.

But a spokeswoman for “Kim” denied, on Tuesday, the validity of some American media linking Kim Kardashian to the controversial statue, saying that it is not “accurate information.

“American court documents described the piece as “part of (the statue of the goddess) Athena on the island of Samos by Miron,” by a Greek sculptor from the fifth century BC, and the Italian expert who examined it described it as a “copy of an original Greek sculpture.

“The piece, which was in a five-ton load, was seized at a Los Angeles port in May 2016, when customs suspected it might fall under a law protecting cultural heritage.

Even more ambiguous is that the US authorities believe that the bill presented to justify the sale of the statue to Fairford in 2012 by a Parisian gallery indicates another statue

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Details of Kim Kardashian’s appearance in the case of smuggling an antique Italian statue
Details of Kim Kardashian’s appearance in the case of smuggling an antique Italian statue

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