Some years ago the Israeli government began trying a case of antiquities forgery against five individuals, including Robert Deutsch and Oded Golan. The latter is/was the owner of the James Ossuary and was accused of creating the inscription (or part of it) in order to greatly increase the object’s value. Hershel Shanks now writes on the Biblical Archaeology Society website that the prosecution is winding its case down and may be finished in a few weeks.
Previous posts on this blog related to this include:
Forgery Conference Report (June 2007)
Forgery Trial Update (May 2006)