Thursday, November 8, 2012

Archduchess Maria Immakulata accused to trying smuggle treasurers out of country

November 8, 1922

Former Archduchess Maria Immakulata, one of the "proscribed Habsburgs" is being detained by police "on a charge of attempting to smuggle out of the country treasures from the family palace."

According to the Associated Press' correspondent in Vienna, the archduchesses is alleged to have entered Austria with a forged passport, "too up lodgings in an obscure quarter of the city," and succeeded in bringing to the train station "fourteen cases containing pictures, plate and other valuables."

Only two weeks ago, the Arbeiter Zeitung reported that former Archduke Friedrich succeeded in smuggling from his former palace in Vienna to his estate in Hungary, "eighty cases of valuables, including precious metals and gold coin to the value of $33,000."

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