Geofossiles attached to the Petition documents which purported to show that the Defendant in rem was reported to the Mongolian government and allowed to leave Mongolia in 2006.
The documents supplied by Geofossiles were reviewed by Mongolian authorities who located their original counterparts in their records. The Mongolian authorities determined that the copies provided by Geofossiles were altered versions of records pertaining to the export of four Mongolian “ger” sets in 2006. A ger is a moveable, circular dwelling that is a traditional residential structure in Mongolia.
The original Mongolian Certificate of Origin lists only the gers. By comparison, the copy of the Mongolian Certificate of Origin supplied by Geofossiles lists the same gers, but has been altered to add, in a different font, four paleontological terms, including “tarbosaurus.”