Ms. True, who was tried by the Italian state for her acquisition practices while head curator at the Getty Villa, has finally gotten a break! The 10 year statute of limitations for a conspiracy case came and went July 11 and her case was thrown out. The fact that the government couldn’t get it’s act together to try her within 10 years is in itself an indictment of the country’s broken legal system. True, who made efforts while curator to improve the museum’s acquisitions standards and returned objects that were proved to be stolen, was used in Italy’s power play to get objects returned to set an example. It was a very effective scare tactic which signaled to American curators that they individually could have their careers and finances ruined if they did not comply with the Italian government wishes for returned objects. Her practices were not unique, and in fact were better than average, but she was picked out to set an example. Italy has achieved the return of it’s objects, the question is what it will do with them now.