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London man fined over stolen Egyptian antiquities

Neil Kingsbury must pay more than £12,000 in fines and compensation for falsifying provenance of artefacts

A London man, Neil Kingsbury, who last year pleaded guilty to charges relating to stolen Egyptian antiquities, was sentenced on 14 April at Isleworth Crown Court. Kingsbury was fined a total of £1,000 on two counts, £8,192 was confiscated, £3,521 was ordered to be paid as compensation and he had to pay court costs of £150.

Kingsbury, who had earlier worked as a sound recordist on the 2005 BBC dramatised documentary “Egypt: Rediscovering a Lost World”, pleaded guilty to the fraud charges at a previous court hearing. Kingsbury had brought antiquities out of Egypt and attempted to sell them at Bonhams and Christie’s. Both auction houses promptly with drew the objects from the sales.

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