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Edvard Munch Thieves Convicted

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Three works stolen from the Malmo Art Museum including a 1.2 million dollar painting by the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch.”Two Friends.” were recovered when Swedish police investigating other crimes stumbled upon stolen art. The thieves were convicted by the Swedish court on Wednesday jailing one of the unidentified men for six months and fining the other two. The judge ordered all three to pay damages amounting to 33,000 kronor. The museum didn’t realize the paintings were missing and hadn’t reported the crime. They had taken down the paintings earlier this year and placed the three works in a storeroom. They aren’t sure how or when the art was stolen. The total value of works stolen was $1.5 million. @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria Math"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }.MsoChpDefault { font-size: 10pt; }div.WordSection1 { page: WordSection1; }

With a sentence this lenient does Crime Pay????  Please comment….



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