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Rep. Ted Lieu: Hobby Lobby Illegal Artifact Case Is ‘Proof Karma Is Real’

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Rep. Ted Lieu: Hobby Lobby Illegal Artifact Case Is ‘Proof Karma Is Real’





Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) joked Wednesday that Hobby Lobby’s deal to turn over more than 5,000 ancient Iraqi artifacts to the Department of Justice (DOJ) is “proof karma is real.”

“The hobby lobby revelations are further proof karma is real and God has a sense of humor,” Lieu tweeted.

The arts and crafts company agreed to turn over 5,000 Iraqi artifacts that were purchased by the company’s president in 2010 for $1.6 million.

The company will have to pay a $3 million fine in addition to turning over the smuggled goods.




Hobby Lobby famously gained national recognition for challenging the ObamaCare birth control mandate, a case the company won in front of the Supreme Court in 2014.

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