FBI returning stolen art to Polish museum

June 20, 2012

Associated Press

The FBI has announced it is returning more than 120 stolen artifacts to Chicago's Polish Museum of America.

In announcing the return of the art, worth about $5 million, the FBI did not say Tuesday if anyone has been charged in connection with the thefts.

Members of the FBI's Washington-based art crimes team and officials of the museum are scheduled Wednesday to talk about the return of the art.

According to the FBI, the artifacts disappeared from the museum in the 1970s or 1980s, and were found last year at a home on Chicago's North Side.

The Chicago Tribune reports among the items are18th and 19th-century documents, rare prints and sketches, Nazi propaganda from World War II, and military medals.