Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3 million fine

 
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) included sample images of cuneiform tablets in its decision to seize the items from Hobby Lobby. DOJ photo Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement announced by the Department of Justice. The settlement closed a federal investigation of the store's 2010 purchase and subsequent importation of more than 5,500 artifacts from dealers who did not disclose the items' Iraqi origin. Hobby ...