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Remember That Gold Bar Stolen From A Key West Museum In 2010? Feds Charge 2 Men With Stealing It

The gold bar was kept in a case where museum visitors could hold, but not remove it. Until it was stolen in 2010.

More than seven years after someone swiped a 17th century gold bar from a museum in Key West, federal prosecutors have indicted two men for stealing the artifact.

Richard Steven Johnson, 41, of Rio Linda, California, and Jarred Alexander Goldman, 32, of Palm Beach Gardens, are charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and also theft of major artwork.

The crime occurred at about 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2010, and the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, 200 Greene St., has been waiting for the bar’s return ever since.

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