Monday, June 4, 2012

Motion Denied: Missouri Court Forces Prosecution to Consider Appealing the St. Louis Art Museum Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask Case

The federal court for the eastern district of the United States has denied the prosecution's request to reopen the St. Louis Art Museum Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask case.  Click here for background.

Judge Henry Autrey's May 30, 2012 order denied the U.S. Attorney's Motion for Reconsideration and extended the time for the government to file an appeal with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan will now have to decide whether to let the district court dismissal of the forfeiture case stand or whether to appeal to the higher court.