Chinese Jade Update
The gang that broke into the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and stole 18 Chinese works of art, mostly jade, have been sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court (CLICK). Three of the gang were sentenced to six years each, but a 16-year-old youth got away with a four-month detention and training order. None of the 18 artifacts - worth between £5m and £15m - has been recovered. So the gang is still protecting its fence or the criminal who commissioned the crime. With time off for good behaviour, the gang will be out in three years. That is too lenient for a crime of "cultural vandalism". A 20-year sentence if they failed to reveal their criminal co-conspirators would have been closer to the mark. Three years is nothing more than a holiday for criminals like this. CLICK to see all 18 artifacts they stole.