...at least for now.
I've written about Robert McCorkell (or McCorkill) a few times. He was a Canadian chemist with White Nationalist leanings, and when he died he bequeathed $1,000,000 in ancient gold coins and other valuables to the National Alliance, an American hate/terror group. The collection itself is quite impressive: ancient Libyan, Roman, and Turkish artifacts. It would be a pity if it wound up helping to refinance American Neo-Nazis.
Behind the scenes, a number of people (including BCLSB fave Richard Warman) have been working to stop this from happening. And it looks like they've succeeded, at least temporarily. Yesterday afternoon an injunction was obtained blocking any distribution of Robert McCorkill's estate "until further order" from the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench. You can see the whole thing here. What happens now is anyone's guess. It would be nice to see an academic institution of one sort or another adopt the collection.
Update: CBC has a short piece up. Apparently, the estate is worth about 1/4 of the original estimate (so: $250,000).
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