Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ka Nefer Nefer Settlement Terms to be Discussed

The United States Attorney's Office has informed the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals that a settlement may be possible between the federal government, Egypt, and the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) in the Ka Nefer Nefer forfeiture case.

The federal district court in St. Louis twice dismissed the case last year before prosecutors filed an appeal to the higher court.  But federal attorneys told the appeals court in a January 17 status report that "the parties are planning to meet between February 25 and 27, 2013 at a location agreed upon by the parties, where Appellant, Appellee, and the Republic of Egypt will each be represented. It is the hope of the parties that this meeting will result in the parties and the Republic of Egypt coming to terms that will settle this matter in its entirety, such that no further appellate proceedings will be required."


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