Ex-curator at Getty acquitted in case of Greek relic

A former curator for the J. Paul Getty Museum was acquitted Tuesday of conspiring to acquire an ancient funerary wreath that Greek officials say was illegally removed from Greece about 15 years ago, judicial officials said.

The former curator, Marion True, 59, was not present at the hearing. But the ruling, issued unanimously by the three-member criminal appeals court, followed a motion of dismissal that her lawyer, Yannis Yannides, submitted at the start of the trial last week, citing the statute of limitations.

"The rule of law was applied," said Yannides. "That's all we wanted. That's all we asked for."

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