CBS Reporter Under Scrutiny for Iraq Booty

US Customs looks into Logan's swiped Hussein portraits
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Oct 3, 2008 11:55 AM CDT
Journalist Lara Logan accepts her Woman of the Year award at the 18th Annual Glamour Women of the Year awards at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – CBS chief correspondent and tabloid catnip Lara Logan has two portraits of Saddam Hussein in her office, and US Customs wants to know why. The art was recovered from the wreckage of a Baghdad palace, and it's illegal to take such items out of Iraq. Customs prosecuted a Fox News employee for similar actions, reports the New York Post.

The trade publication Broadcasting & Cable did an online profile of Logan, whose personal life has recently made as many headlines as her professional exploits, capturing the taboo booty in the process. The reporter says the portraits depict Saddam in military duds and interacting with children. A CBS rep responded: "Sorry, but this one's not worthy of a comment."