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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

[VIDEO] Yes, Art and Antiquities Sellers Should Be Subject to Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Laws

Last week the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance held a hearing titled, “The Exploitation of Cultural Property: Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art Trade.” View the video below.

In light of the subcommittee's  important discussion, Congress should revisit the question: Shouldn't Art and Antiquities Sellers Be Subject to Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Laws? The answer, of course, is yes.

Testifying at the June 23, 2017 hearing were
  • Dr. Brian Daniels, Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution and Director of Research and Programs at Penn Cultural Heritage Center.
  • Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
  • Raymond Villanueva, Assistant Director for International Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.
Forward the video to 11:03, which marks the start of the hearing.


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