Man pleads guilty to smuggling dinosaur bones

GAINESVILLE, FL (WFLX) - A Gainesville man has pleaded guilty to smuggling dinosaur bones into the U.S.

The man is accused of importing and selling stolen artifacts -- including a nearly complete tyrannosaurus skeleton from Mongolia.

The skeleton became the subject of an international custody battle when the U.S. government seized it after it had been sold for more than $1 million in Manhattan.

Officials in Mongolia claimed the skeleton had been stolen.

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