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A Californian woman was arrested in a sting operation trying to sell a moon rock for $1.7 million. The sale of moon rocks is illegal in the United States, while hundreds of kilograms of rocks were brought back from the moon during the Apollo missions some of it has either been stolen or is unaccounted for after being given away to foreign nations as gifts. The sting operation had been planned for several months and took place at a restaurant. Gail Robinson, Nasa's deputy inspector general, told the Los Angeles Times: "It's possible this is a moon rock, but it has to be tested first. "
ignorantia legis neminem excusat
"ignorance of the law excuses no one"
is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content.