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Italian case against Marion True postponed to November

The case, which is the result of a decade-long investigation by Italian police, has been delayed because crucial documents had to be translated

The case against Getty Museum curator Marion True on charges of conspiring to receive stolen goods and using false documents to mask the objects’ dubious origins will be heard in Milan in November. The case, which is the result of a decade-long investigation by Italian police, has been delayed because crucial documents had to be translated. The prosecution is expected to question some 200 witnesses in court and the outcome of the trial will have wide ramifications for other international museums; the Italians have vowed to pursue other institutions if they succeed with the case against Dr True. The Getty will not comment on the specifics charges, but says it has “co-operated fully with Italian authorities in this matter” and “reviewed and provided to the prosecutors thousands of pages of documents from our files”. The Getty says it is “very disappointed” that the case has been brought against “our extremely respected antiquities curator [and] we believe that this trial will result in her exoneration and end further damage to the personal and professional reputation of Dr True”.