$5M in stolen artifacts returned to Polish museum

This photo taken Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at FBI Headquarters in Chicago, shows some of the more than 120 stolen artifacts missing for decades from the Chicago Polish Museum of America _ including letters with the signatures of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and American Revolution hero Thaddeus Kosciuszko that were returned to the Museum by the FBI on Wednesday. The items include letters and documents dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, seals, military medals and Nazi propaganda from World War II. The pieces, which the FBI valued at about $5 million, also included documentation about Napoleon, George Washington, John Adams and Polish kings. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

June 20, 2012 9:40:31 PM PDT
Stolen documents, military medals and other artifacts valued at about $5 million - including letters signed by Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson - were returned Wednesday to Chicago's Polish Museum after being found in the basement of a home decades after they went missing.