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  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced July 5.

    The settlement closed a federal investigation of the store's 2010 purchase and subsequent importation of more than 5,500 artifacts from dealers who did not disclose the items' Iraqi origin. Hobby Lobby paid $1.6 million for the artifacts, including Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets, bricks and clay bullae used in ancient writings and seals. Read More