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United States v. Painting Known as Cristo Portacroce

United States v. Painting Known as “Cristo Portacroce”, No. 4:11-cv-00571 (N.D. Fla. Jan. 31, 2012).

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in rem civil forfeiture action concerning an Italian Renaissance painting that was claimed by heirs of Holocaust survivors while on loan from an Italian museum to a museum in Florida, a federal district court in Florida issued a default judgment against the Italian museum, the Italian Republic, and the Italian Ministry of Culture. The U.S. government later restituted the work to the heirs.

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