Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Prison Sentences in Egyptian Van Gogh Theft

But not for the thieves:

"Eleven employees of Egypt’s cultural ministry were sentenced to three years in prison for negligence that led to the theft of a valuable van Gogh painting from a Giza museum in August, Reuters reported. Among those employees whose sentences were announced Tuesday was Mohsen Shaalan, a deputy culture minister who heads the fine arts division of the ministry."