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Coins Missing from ANA Money Museum 8 years 3 months ago #6377

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Coins Missing from ANA Money Museum
By Numismatic News
February 07, 2012
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This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.

Five gold nuggets, 23 coins and patterns and a 73-pound silver bar are missing from the American Numimatic Associations Money Museum.

Worth an estimated $420,590 by 2008 market standards, the items were discovered missing at the same time the ANA began a 2007 investigation into the theft of coins from the museum.

As a result of that initial investigation, the ANA Money Museum’s former collections manager Wyatt Yeager pleaded guilty last month to the theft of $987,740 worth of coins and other numismatic objects from the museum in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“The additional missing coins were discovered at the same time as the other stolen and missing coins: during an evaluation after the theft was discovered,” said Jay Beeton, ANA director of public relations. “Please keep in mind that these coins are still under investigation.”

The value given the missing objects is based on records and images of the missing items and is only an estimate, Beeton said.

The ANA said it did not list the missing coins at the same time the list of stolen coins was released Jan. 12 to avoid confusion.

A list of the missing items follows.

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Re: Coins Missing from ANA Money Museum 8 years 1 month ago #7587

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California man sentenced for theft of rare coins
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A California man will spend two years in jail following his sentencing Monday in federal courton charges he embezzled close to $1 million in rare coins from a Colorado museum, authorities said today.

Wyatt Yeager, 33, pleaded guilty in January to one count of theft of major artwork for stealing rare coins from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, in Colorado Springs. He was employed as a collections manager there in 2007.
He later sold the coins at auction.

A rare 1813 “Holey” dollar was sold In July 2007 for $155,755 at an auction in Melbourne, Australia.

An additional $492,535 in rare coins from the museum were sold at a German auction.

“The embezzlement of such a large number of rare coins is a significant crime,” FBI Special Agent Thomas Vest said at sentencing. “Aggravating the seriousness of the offense is the fact that the coins are cultural property, a part of our history.”
U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark handed down a sentence of 27 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.

In addition, Yeager must also pay $945,505 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David L Hall, who has an extensive history in handling art and cultural property crimes, prosecuted the case.
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Re: Coins Missing from ANA Money Museum 8 years 3 weeks ago #7977

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Isn't this the same guy that worked with your partner, Stephen Elchlepp Jr. in Key West????
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WOW LOS ANGELES TIMES

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FEASTERVILLE, Pa. — You wouldn't have known by looking at him. He had a bushy mustache instead of an imposing beard, a service revolver instead of a sword, a police cruiser and a few suburban red lights instead of a tall ship and stars to steer by.

But Officer Ed Krajewski apparently was a pirate at heart, with silver to pursue and a scheme to obtain it. As he saw it, his ship came in four centuries ago--in Ecuador, courtesy of legendary English seafarer Sir Francis Drake--and all he had to do was get to it.

Ed Krajewski loved to dive.

He was working as a diver in Singapore in 1973 when his parents and several other relatives were killed by a drunk driver. He came home and reared his three young sisters, those who know him say, putting two of them through nursing school and a third through college.

After that, he went back into the service, the Army Reserves, but diving stayed with him. He taught it in 1975 at a community college and began taking regular diving trips to Ecuador. He became a police officer four years later.

"He was just a tough little cop. He made arrests, didn't give any breaks, prosecuted and did his job," said Richard Fink, an attorney in nearby Langhorne.

Fink represented Krajewski after the officer pulled over a township supervisor for DUI in 1981. Pressured to drop the case, he refused, was furloughed a short time later and sued, saying it was retaliatory. He eventually was reinstated with back pay.

In those days, Krajewski gave Fink maps of ships that had gone down and talked enthusiastically about finding old wrecks. One that especially interested him was the legend of Sir Francis Drake's silver.

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Drake, known to the Spaniards as "El Drago," was England's greatest seaman or Queen Elizabeth I's personal pirate, depending on who's talking. He preyed on Spanish ships and became a legend.

As myth has it, after he plundered $1.35 million in pesos from the Cacafuego, the largest galleon of the Spanish South Seas Armada, Drake's ship was overloaded. He reluctantly jettisoned 45 tons of silver ingots and coins into 50 feet of water near a lump of land that became known as La Plata, or Silver Island.
A parade of ships attempted salvage over the centuries, and one reportedly found several hundred pieces of eight. As late as 1930, it's said, a ship dredged up silver ingots.

"Something like three-fourths of all the gold and silver that was lost is still on the ocean floor," said Robert Jarvis, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. "So I believe what [Krajewski] was doing was very plausible."

Many don't, though. Kurt Bullard of the Spanish Main Treasure Co. in Key West, Fla., says ships of yore were full of ballasts, rocks used as counterweights.

"If you have a choice between throwing out a bunch of rocks or a bunch of silver because you're overloaded, I'd choose the rocks, wouldn't you?" he said.

Krajewski had dived those waters many times. Not long ago, he told fellow diver Karl Olsen that he'd found the area of Drake's treasure and held a silver bar in his hand. But a full-fledged retrieval project could cost millions.

Colleagues say Krajewski never really talked about his life or family.

"He was very reserved--by himself," said Edward J. Donnelly, chief of the Lower Southampton Police Department. "The only thing that Eddie would really talk about was the treasure."

Donnelly thought for a moment and smiled. "He always wanted to find the mother lode."

*

Joey DiGirolamo was nervous. He wanted a triple vodka.

It was April 18, and DiGirolamo had just been arrested. Now he was wearing a wire. He was talking to "Ed the Cop," the man with the plan to head down to North Philly and rob the house of some guy named Jereb who had been charged with dealing drugs.

DiGirolamo, 38, the bearded, bull-necked son of suburban Bensalem Township's well-liked mayor, had been having problems. Business endeavors were falling flat. He was separated from his wife. And he was hooked. Booze, meth, pot, cocaine--all were constant companions.

Not a good few months for Joey, who'd never been arrested save one DUI. Ed the Cop represented a way out of the current mess.

They'd gone to South America together, looking for treasure. They had an understanding, DiGirolamo told the lady friend he'd been hanging out with.
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Edward Krajewski, a former police officer who turned against the law to finance a South American treasure hunt, was found guilty on more than a dozen criminal charges in Bucks County Court yesterday.

Krajewski, 47, a thin man with a bushy moustache, sat motionless as the jury delivered guilty verdicts on 14 of 18 charges, including conspiracy to rob a Philadelphia drug dealer and a Pennsauken, N.J., storage locker. His wife, Christine, cried softly.

The 10-woman, two-man jury deliberated for nearly eight hours yesterday and Tuesday. District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein said Krajewski, a 17-year veteran of the Lower Southampton police force, could face 10 to 20 years in state prison after his sentencing hearing, expected in December.
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Re: Coins Missing from ANA Money Museum 8 years 3 weeks ago #7993

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All old news RedDragon, Come up with something that isn't almost 20 years old.
Oh that's right. There's this funny story about where some emeralds came from in Key West.
Should be real interesting to see what happens in the end.

Is the Marine Sanctuary still investigating the emeralds story for FRAUD ??
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Reddragon, Why are you employing a man as a .partner, Stephen Elchlepp Jr. in Key West. When that man broke the law and was illegally metal detecting out on Marquesa Key . It's illegal to metal detect without a permit in the Florida Marine Sanctuary. Yet you have this man working with you on the emerald deal. Why are you working with someone that broke the law in the Treasure Business??
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Jay MIscovich's Emerald find in Key West is not a SCAM, interesting that a long time friend of Jay Miscovich's had to post a story today saying that the emerald find in Key West is not a SCAM. Here's his post.I know the man and I know its not a scam....

Jay what prompted you to get one of your friends to post that this morning?? Is there something that makes your friend think that other people think the emerald deal is a scam ??? ( I'm not saying it is a scam, I'm just asking a question. )
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You are clueless STILL. I posted the YESTERDAY. YOU ARE FISHING WITH THE WRONG BAIT!
Does the Whitman Brothers ring a bell? They Should!
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No idea who the Whitman Brothers are. I think you should base your posts on facts not insults.

I hear that one of the guys you posted about ask for a lie detector test about whether he was really guilty.
An L.A. Detective gave him the lie detector test 6 years after the court case and the guy passed the test with flying colors according the the ex L.A. Detective. He did not do what he was accused of.

Jay Miscovich, since that guy took a lie detector test. Do you have the intestinal fortitude to take a lie detector test about where and how the emeralds were found?? Somehow I don't think the heavily over weight diver will take the test. :laugh:
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YOUR A LOST CAUSE!
NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM!!!

Nice distraction though. Anything to take the focus off you!

Guilty on 14 of 18 counts PRICELESS
Wonder how many convicts in your prison are innocent?
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Just what I thought. You do not have the intestinal fortitude to take a lie detector test. Are you trying to hide something??
I also would like to know why you were on 60 minutes with a guy that illegally used a metal detector out at Marquesa Key.
Why do you work with a guy that breaks the Law??
I called the Florida Marine Sanctuary this morning. what Stephen Elchlepp Jr did was illegal. He was the other fat guy on the small boat with you on 60 minutes.
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Interesting information, What does any of this have to do with me?

CLUELESS!!!
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Ok gentlemen, interesting stuff. However, TreasureWorks is a site to share useful treasure hunting information, not a place to attack and denigrate each other. You are more than welcome to discuss the details as well as your thoughts and opinions about this case as long as it is done in a civil way.

If you want to continue your attacks on one another please take it to that other website...
“Treasure – If it’s out there, we’re going to find it!” (Tommy Vawter)
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