Feds Raid LACMA After 5 Year Investigation

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Michael Govan is Director of LACMA, the LA County Museum of Art.  But he couldn’t get through the door this morning without the permission of federal agents. LACMA, along with Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and the Mingei Museum in San Diego had been raided

as part of a 5-year investigation into looting, smuggling and fraud.

Credits

Guests:
Jason Felch - Los Angeles Times - @jasonfelch, Alan Wallach - Professor at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, Elizabeth Simpson - Teacher, Bard Graduate Center in New York; Archeologist

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky