The U.S. Attorney's office is demanding a federal judge intervene and order the forfeiture of a seized antique Roman statue that was imported in Kim Kardashian's name, though a rep for the star denies she ever purchased it.
The seizure of the statue occurred May 3, 2016, when a custom’s officer contacted a Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent for assistance regarding a shipment that arrived at the Port of Los Angeles that contained an antique statue that was possibly protected cultural property from Italy. The Customs entry form for the statue listed “Kim Kardashian dba Noel Roberts Trust” in Woodland Hills, California, as the artifact's importer, according to a complaint filed April 30 by the U.S. Attorney’s office in California. The merchandise in the shipment was listed as having a gross weight of 5,000 kg and valued at $745,882. According to documentation from the broker, Masterpiece International, the statue -- which depicts the lower half of a human figure -- was listed as “Fragment of Myron's Samian Athena, Limestone, Roman, 1st – 2nd century A.D.”