Hobby Lobby’s $3 Million Smuggling Case Casts a Cloud Over the Museum of the Bible

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey report, “A federal court settlement that requires Hobby Lobby Stores to pay a $3 million fine for illegally importing thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts is casting a cloud over the much-anticipated Museum of the Bible associated with the store’s owners just as the museum prepares to open.” Zauzmer and Pulliam Bailey write, “Hobby Lobby President Steve Green also chairs the board of the Museum of the Bible, and the Green family is the museum’s major funder.” In response to Wednesday’s civil complaint, the museum attempted to distance itself from Green and said that the artifacts implicated in the case were not part of its collection.

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