This is the legal and back end story of how the auction of a T Rex created a huge stink. The smuggler gets charged. This was already in the news, but after reading the below, what did Heritage Auctions suffer as a result? They should be levied a huge fine themselves for their own actions of being greedy. Their excuse probably read something like, “Uh, we didn’t know”.
“I’m sorry,” Painter said, standing up. “I have to stop this.”
As the video shows, the lawyer didn’t make it 10 steps before he was corralled by two auction house employees. Painter held up his cellphone and said the judge who had ordered the company to halt the sale was on the line. The employees pushed his hand away and escorted him out. (LA Times – Mongolian Dino)