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Bahia Emerald: Judge Rejects California Man’s Claim to 840 Pound Gemstone

LOS ANGELES — A judge has tentatively dismissed a California businessman’s claim to a giant emerald said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.In a lengthy written ruling issued Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John A. Kronsta…

LOS ANGELES — A judge has tentatively dismissed a California businessman’s claim to a giant emerald said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

In a lengthy written ruling issued Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John A. Kronstadt concluded that Anthony Thomas’ claim that he purchased the emerald for $60,000 from Brazilian miners in 2001 was not credible.

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