Lawsuit: Forrest Fenn, who sparked treasure hunt, retrieved own loot

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FILE – In this March 22, 2013, file photo, Forrest Fenn sits in his home in Santa Fe, N.M. A French treasure hunter has sued the estate of the New Mexico antiquities dealer who sparked a yearslong search by hiding a chest filled with gold, coins and other valuables. Bruno Raphoz is seeking $10 million in a U.S. complaint filed last week. He claims the late Forrest Fenn deprived him of the riches by moving the treasure chest after he solved a riddle that would lead him to the loot. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing,File)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A French treasure hunter has sued the estate of New Mexico antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn, who sparked a yearslong search by hiding a chest filled with gold, coins and other valuables.

Bruno Raphoz is seeking $10 million in a U.S. complaint filed last week.

He claims the late Forrest Fenn deprived him of the riches by moving the treasure chest after he solved a riddle that would lead him to the loot.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that it comes a year after another man found the treasure in Wyoming.

Raphoz claims Fenn’s announcement last year that the treasure was found was suspicious and suspects Fenn kept the loot.

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