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The toilet, called America, is valued at £4.8 million ($5.9 million).

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4 charged with theft of gold toilet worth $5.9 million

Four men have been charged with the theft of an 18-karat gold toilet from a home in southern England, prosecutors said.

The toilet, called America, is valued at £4.8 million ($5.9 million). It was stolen from Blenheim Palace, an 18th century home that is also a Unesco World Heritage site, in 2019.

Police had made several arrests in relation to the theft from the palace, which was home to the dukes of Marlborough.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the four men, aged between 35 and 39, would appear in court in Oxford on November 28.

James Sheen, 39, is facing one count of burglary, one count of conspiracy to transfer criminal property, and a further charge of transferring criminal property.

Michael Jones, 38, is facing a charge of burglary while Fred Doe, 35, and Bora Guccuk, 39, are both accused of conspiracy to transfer criminal property, a CPS statement read.

The golden toilet was one of the star attractions of an exhibition by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan at the palace.

British police at the time said thieves broke into Blenheim Palace during closing time and ripped off the toilet from its plumbing, causing “significant damage and flooding”. ICA/Expat Media


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