Antiques Dealers Charged in Illegal Sale of Ivory Priced at $4.5 Million


September 22, 2016 | New York Times

Antiques Dealers Charged in Illegal Sale of Ivory Priced at $4.5 Million

Standing near a table covered with curved carvings of Chinese nobles and flanked by giant tusks, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., expressed outrage that stores in New York continued to profit from ivory sales, even after the Legislature had banned them except in limited cases.
 
“Sadly, New York remains one of the world…