Former Getty curator faces Greek trial in November

ATHENS, Oct 4 (AFP) – The former curator of the Getty museum in Los Angeles will go before a Greek judge in November, charged with having knowingly acquired a stolen gold Hellenic crown for the museums collection, her lawyer said Thursday.
Marion True was charged in January with handling stolen antiquities following the 1.15 million dollar (778,000 euro) acquisition of the crown in 1993 for the Getty.
The museum returned the masterpiece and three other works that illegaly left Greece in March.
The trial was supposed to open on Monday but her lawyer successfully obtained a deferral to November 21.
A Swiss art dealer, Christopher Leon, and two Greeks accused of having stolen the relic during unofficial archaelogical digs in Macedonia will also go on trial for their part in the affair.
According to the Greek media, True has always protested her innocence and paid a 15,000 euro bail to remain at liberty.
True is also charged in Italy with buying stolen antiques, a charge which she denies.
She faces a separate investigation in Greece into the discovery in April 2006 of 29 undeclared antiques in her villa on the island of Paros.