MEDIA
11/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Customs Officials Investigating Artifacts Lara Logan Brought Back From Iraq

Page Six reports that US Customs is looking into whether Lara Logan broke any rules in bringing Iraqi artifacts back to the US:

CBS news hottie Lara Logan could be in hot water for swiping souvenirs from the wreckage of bombed-out Baghdad.

In a video profile of the "60 Minutes" star called "Lara Logan's Spoils of War," mementos from Iraq and Afghanistan are shown in her Washington office.

"The prize pieces are . . . pre-Iraq invasion portraits of Saddam Hussein. In one [he's] shown in military fatigues. Logan told us she found it in pieces, in the ruins of the Olympic committee building after it was bombed," reports Marisa Guthrie of Broadcasting & Cable, the media industry publication that produced the online piece.

Taking such items out of the country is considered theft under a federal provision designed to protect Iraqi heritage. One former Fox News engineer has already been prosecuted and placed on probation for smuggling paintings from Iraqi palaces. Other journos have been warned.

A rep for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told us the agency was looking into it. Logan refused to speak with us. A CBS News flack sniffed, "Sorry, but this one's not worthy of a comment."

Read the entire Page Six item here, or watch the video that got Logan in trouble below:

Spoils of War: A Tour of Lara Logan's Office from Broadcasting & Cable on Vimeo.