|Manhattan criminal courthouse.|
Law enforcement officials charged the Rhode Island hand surgeon in January with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property over $50,000. They arrested Weiss and seized two ancient Greek coins originating from Italy before the coins were sold at the International Numismatic Convention. Weiss faces up to a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of the offense.
Because authorities charged Weiss with a felony crime, his case was to be reviewed by a grand jury. Weiss, meanwhile, is presumed innocent.
Some possible legal issues to watch for in the case are discussed here.