Monday, September 08, 2008

"They are also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice"

"Five men have appeared in court accused of demanding £4.25m for the safe return of a Leonardo da Vinci painting. The Madonna with the Yarnwinder was taken from Drumlanrig Castle ... in August 2003. Its disappearance from the stately home became Britain's biggest art theft; an international hunt for the painting followed and it appeared on the FBI's top 10 most wanted pieces of stolen art." Story here.