A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Russian government to pay $50,000 for each day officials refuse to comply with a court order calling for the return of Jewish religious texts seized in the early 20th century. The Justice Department had objected to the sanctions, warning they could threaten U.S. foreign policy interests.
Federal Judge Orders Russia to Pay $50K Per Day in Contempt Sanctions
The National Law Journal
January 18, 2013