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Hobby Lobby settles suit over illegally smuggled artifacts

CNN 07/05/2017

Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a $3 million fine and return thousands of illegally smuggled Middle Eastern historical artifacts as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice. Hobby Lobby was warned by a consultant it hired that the artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, were likely illegally taken from Iraq. The chain went ahead with the purchase anyway.

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