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Eric Prokopi

An image from documents released by the U.S. Attorney's office shows the fossil of a Tyrannosaurus bataar dinosaur. (credit: US Attorney's Office Southern District of New York)

Smuggled Dinosaur Skeleton Returned To Mongolia

It was seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after it was sold at auction in New York City for over $1 million last year.

05/06/2013

FILE - A fossil of a Microraptor on display in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Dinosaur Skeletons Into U.S.

Eric Prokopi, 38, of Gainesville admitted he lied to U.S. Customs agents when he brought a 70 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton into the country from Mongolia and China.

12/27/2012

FILE - A fossil of a Microraptor on display in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: Florida Man Charged In NY For Illegally Importing Dinosaurs

Eric Prokopi, 38, was charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal goods, possessing stolen property and making false statements, federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced Wednesday.

10/17/2012