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Cops: Museum director stole Egyptian artifacts

Barry Stern, former director of Long Island University's

Barry Stern, former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum leaves Federal Court in Central Islip on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Stern was charged with stealing ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum and with lying to an FBI agent about the theft. Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Photos of Barry Stern, the former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum, who was charged with stealing ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Barry Stern, former director of Long Island University's
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Barry Stern, former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum leaves Federal Court in Central Islip on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Stern was charged with stealing ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum and with lying to an FBI agent about the theft.

Long Island City-based sculptor Paul Villinski, center, installs
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Long Island City-based sculptor Paul Villinski, center, installs his Air Chair at Hillwood Art Museum. Villinski, a glider pilot, runs past two VA hospitals on Roosevelt Island, and was inspired to create a wheel chair which would make the viewer question whether it could fly. Museum ass't director Barbara Applegate , left, and director Barry Stern assist him.

The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood
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The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum has been charged with stealing Egyptian artifacts from the collection and peddling them through Christie's auction house. Barry Stern, 61, of Oyster Bay, may plead guilty as early as Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Central Islip. One of the stolen items is pictured here.

The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood
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The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum has been charged with stealing Egyptian artifacts from the collection and peddling them through Christie's auction house. Barry Stern, 61, of Oyster Bay, may plead guilty as early as Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Central Islip. One of the stolen items pictured here.

The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood
Photo Credit: /

The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum has been charged with stealing Egyptian artifacts from the collection and peddling them through Christie's auction house. Barry Stern, 61, of Oyster Bay, may plead guilty as early as Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Central Islip. One of the stolen items is pictured here.

The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood
Photo Credit: /

The former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum has been charged with stealing Egyptian artifacts from the collection and peddling them through Christie's auction house. Barry Stern, 61, of Oyster Bay, may plead guilty as early as Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Central Islip. One of the stolen items pictured here.

Barry Stern, left, former director of Long Island
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Barry Stern, left, former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum leaves federal court in Central Islip accompanied by his attorney, Mark Baker, on Wednesday. Stern was charged with stealing ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum and with lying to an FBI agent about the theft. (Sept. 16, 2009)

Barry Stern, right, former director of Long Island
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Barry Stern, right, former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum leaves Federal Court in Central Islip accompanied by his attorney Mark Baker on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Stern was charged with stealing ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum and with lying to an FBI agent about the theft.

Barry Stern, right, former director of Long Island
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Barry Stern, right, former director of Long Island University's Hillwood Museum leaves Federal Court in Central Islip accompanied by his attorney Mark Baker on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Stern was charged with stealing ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum and with lying to an FBI agent about the theft.

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