Illegal artifacts to be returned to Italy

June 5, 2009 3:39:08 PM PDT
Artifacts from Italy that were illegally taken out of that country and found in a Chicago area home are going back overseas.Federal authorities have announced their investigation into the discovery is finished. The books, paintings and thousands of other antiques were recovered from a modest home in Berwyn. The FBI discovered the items between March and April of 2007.

Italian authorities will receive the artifacts next week.

The FBI has planned a news conference for Monday, during which it will reveal more information about the investigation.