Former FBI art-crime investigator to speak Feb. 20 at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Robert Wittman, who served for 20 years as the Federal Bureau of Investigation's expert in the field of art crime, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Room 117 of the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. Wittman will speak about his FBI career, notorious art heists, and daring undercover recoveries.

During his career, Wittman investigated heists and thefts of artwork by some of the most recognizable names in the art world. He is responsible for recovering more than $300 million in stolen art and cultural property around the globe. After retiring from the FBI in 2008, he penned a best-selling memoir with John Shiffman titled "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures," published in 2010.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015