Paris (CNN)Eight men were convicted Thursday by the Paris Criminal Court for stealing Banksy artwork from the Bataclan concert hall, one of the sites of the November 2015 Paris attacks.

A policeman stands guard near a piece of art attributed to Banksy, that was stolen at the Bataclan in Paris in 2019, and found in Italy, ahead of a press conference in L'Aquila on June 11, 2020. - The work was found in an abandoned farmhouse in Abruzzo, l'Aquila prosecutor informed on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)A policeman stands guard near a piece of art attributed to Banksy, that was stolen at the Bataclan in Paris in 2019, and found in Italy, ahead of a press conference in L'Aquila on June 11, 2020. - The work was found in an abandoned farmhouse in Abruzzo, l'Aquila prosecutor informed on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)A policeman stands guard near a piece of art attributed to Banksy, that was stolen at the Bataclan in Paris in 2019, and found in Italy, ahead of a press conference in L’Aquila on June 11, 2020. – The work was found in an abandoned farmhouse in Abruzzo, l’Aquila prosecutor informed on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)The artwork known as the “sad girl” was on the exit door of the Bataclan and painted in homage of those killed at the hall during the attacks for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The painting showed a sad figure wearing a veil in black and white, her head slightly bowed as she gazed downward.Seven French citizens and an Italian citizen were sentenced to a maximum of 2 years in prison, according to the court spokesperson. The convicted will not serve actual prison time but will be wearing an electronic bracelet.”I think it’s a wise decision by the court,” said Romain Ruiz, lawyer of one of the defendants, “the verdict recognizes the facts as they are.” Read MoreThe convicted had stolen the door in 2019 and shipped it to Italy.According to CNN’s French affiliate BFMTV “following investigations, the metal door was found in June 2020 in a farm in Italy, without the plexiglass pane which protected it.”The eight men had been on trial since June 8.When the mural was first stolen, the concert hall tweeted: “It’s a deep sadness that moves us today. Banksy’s work, a symbol of remembrance and belonging to everyone — locals, Parisians, citizens of the world — was taken from us.”The Bataclan mural, which appeared in June 2018, was one of several works allegedly by Banksy that popped up across Paris that summer. Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy, the elusive street artist Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA look at some of the recent work of the famously anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy's "Love is in the Bin" is unveiled on October 12, 2018, at Sotheby's in London. Originally titled "Girl with Balloon," the canvas passed through a hidden shredder seconds after the hammer fell on October 5 at Sotheby's London Contemporary Art Evening Sale, making it the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.A look at some of the recent work of the famously anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy's "Love is in the Bin" is unveiled on October 12, 2018, at Sotheby's in London. Originally titled "Girl with Balloon," the canvas passed through a hidden shredder seconds after the hammer fell on October 5 at Sotheby's London Contemporary Art Evening Sale, making it the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA look at some of the recent work of the famously anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy’s “Love is in the Bin” is unveiled on October 12, 2018, at Sotheby’s in London. Originally titled “Girl with Balloon,” the canvas passed through a hidden shredder seconds after the hammer fell on October 5 at Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale, making it the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.Hide Caption 1 of 35Banksy protested the incarceration of Zehra Dogan, a Turkish artist who was imprisoned last year over a painting. Banksy protested the incarceration of Zehra Dogan, a Turkish artist who was imprisoned last year over a painting. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy protested the incarceration of Zehra Dogan, a Turkish artist who was imprisoned last year over a painting. Hide Caption 2 of 35"Civilian Drone Strike," revealed in London last September, targeted one of the world's largest arms fairs."Civilian Drone Strike," revealed in London last September, targeted one of the world's largest arms fairs. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artist”Civilian Drone Strike,” revealed in London last September, targeted one of the world’s largest arms fairs.Hide Caption 3 of 35The original version of Banksy's artwork features a red balloon. The print offered to voters in the Bristol area showed a balloon colored like a Union Jack flag.The original version of Banksy's artwork features a red balloon. The print offered to voters in the Bristol area showed a balloon colored like a Union Jack flag. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistThe original version of Banksy’s artwork features a red balloon. The print offered to voters in the Bristol area showed a balloon colored like a Union Jack flag.Hide Caption 4 of 35In May, elusive street artist Banksy revealed a new mural. The large-scale painting depicts a worker chipping away at one of the twelve stars on the European Union flag. In May, elusive street artist Banksy revealed a new mural. The large-scale painting depicts a worker chipping away at one of the twelve stars on the European Union flag. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistIn May, elusive street artist Banksy revealed a new mural. The large-scale painting depicts a worker chipping away at one of the twelve stars on the European Union flag. Hide Caption 5 of 35In March, Banksy revealed a large-scale installation in Bethlehem. Titled the Walled Off Hotel, the interactive artwork features nine guest rooms and a presidential suite. In March, Banksy revealed a large-scale installation in Bethlehem. Titled the Walled Off Hotel, the interactive artwork features nine guest rooms and a presidential suite. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistIn March, Banksy revealed a large-scale installation in Bethlehem. Titled the Walled Off Hotel, the interactive artwork features nine guest rooms and a presidential suite. Hide Caption 6 of 35Each room critiques the division between Israel and Palestine, and the hotel looks out to a 30-foot concrete wall, which has been described as the largest canvas in the world. Each room critiques the division between Israel and Palestine, and the hotel looks out to a 30-foot concrete wall, which has been described as the largest canvas in the world. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistEach room critiques the division between Israel and Palestine, and the hotel looks out to a 30-foot concrete wall, which has been described as the largest canvas in the world. Hide Caption 7 of 35In June 2016 elusive UK street artist Banksy painted this mural for students at a primary school in his hometown of Bristol, England. Students had named a house at their school for the artist, who surprised them with the mural when they returned from a holiday break. Here's a look at some other notable Banksy works.In June 2016 elusive UK street artist Banksy painted this mural for students at a primary school in his hometown of Bristol, England. Students had named a house at their school for the artist, who surprised them with the mural when they returned from a holiday break. Here's a look at some other notable Banksy works. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistIn June 2016 elusive UK street artist Banksy painted this mural for students at a primary school in his hometown of Bristol, England. Students had named a house at their school for the artist, who surprised them with the mural when they returned from a holiday break. Here’s a look at some other notable Banksy works.Hide Caption 8 of 35A mural of a weeping woman, painted by the British street artist Banksy, is seen in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on Wednesday, April 1. The mural was painted on a door of a house destroyed last summer during the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The owner of the house <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/middleeast/gaza-war-door-banksy-artist/index.html" target="_blank">said he was tricked into selling the door</a> for the equivalent of $175, not realizing the painting was by the famously anonymous artist. A mural of a weeping woman, painted by the British street artist Banksy, is seen in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on Wednesday, April 1. The mural was painted on a door of a house destroyed last summer during the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The owner of the house <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/middleeast/gaza-war-door-banksy-artist/index.html" target="_blank">said he was tricked into selling the door</a> for the equivalent of $175, not realizing the painting was by the famously anonymous artist. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA mural of a weeping woman, painted by the British street artist Banksy, is seen in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on Wednesday, April 1. The mural was painted on a door of a house destroyed last summer during the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The owner of the house said he was tricked into selling the door for the equivalent of $175, not realizing the painting was by the famously anonymous artist. Hide Caption 9 of 35A Palestinian child stands next to a Banksy mural of a kitten on the remains of a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, in February 2015. A Palestinian child stands next to a Banksy mural of a kitten on the remains of a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, in February 2015. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA Palestinian child stands next to a Banksy mural of a kitten on the remains of a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, in February 2015. Hide Caption 10 of 35A child in Beit Hanoun walks past a mural February 2015 that depicts children using an Israeli watchtower as a swing ride.A child in Beit Hanoun walks past a mural February 2015 that depicts children using an Israeli watchtower as a swing ride. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA child in Beit Hanoun walks past a mural February 2015 that depicts children using an Israeli watchtower as a swing ride.Hide Caption 11 of 35A Banksy mural depicting pigeons holding anti-immigration signs was destroyed by the local council in Clacton-on-Sea, England, in October 2014 after the council received complaints that the artwork was offensive.A Banksy mural depicting pigeons holding anti-immigration signs was destroyed by the local council in Clacton-on-Sea, England, in October 2014 after the council received complaints that the artwork was offensive. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA Banksy mural depicting pigeons holding anti-immigration signs was destroyed by the local council in Clacton-on-Sea, England, in October 2014 after the council received complaints that the artwork was offensive.Hide Caption 12 of 35A Banksy work appears at a youth center in Bristol, England, in April 2014. Called "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/world/europe/uk-art-banksy-removed/index.html">Mobile Lovers</a>," it features a couple embracing while checking their cell phones. Members of the youth center took down the piece from a wall on a Bristol street and replaced it with a note saying the work was being held at the club "to prevent vandalism or damage being done." The discovery came shortly after another image believed to be by Banksy surfaced in Cheltenham, England.A Banksy work appears at a youth center in Bristol, England, in April 2014. Called "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/world/europe/uk-art-banksy-removed/index.html">Mobile Lovers</a>," it features a couple embracing while checking their cell phones. Members of the youth center took down the piece from a wall on a Bristol street and replaced it with a note saying the work was being held at the club "to prevent vandalism or damage being done." The discovery came shortly after another image believed to be by Banksy surfaced in Cheltenham, England. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA Banksy work appears at a youth center in Bristol, England, in April 2014. Called “Mobile Lovers,” it features a couple embracing while checking their cell phones. Members of the youth center took down the piece from a wall on a Bristol street and replaced it with a note saying the work was being held at the club “to prevent vandalism or damage being done.” The discovery came shortly after another image believed to be by Banksy surfaced in Cheltenham, England.Hide Caption 13 of 35"The Banality of the Banality of Evil" actually started out as a thrift store painting in New York City. Once altered by Banksy, who inserted an image of a Nazi officer sitting on a bench, it was re-donated to the store in October 2013, according to the<a href="http://www.banksyny.com/" target="_blank"> artist's site</a>."The Banality of the Banality of Evil" actually started out as a thrift store painting in New York City. Once altered by Banksy, who inserted an image of a Nazi officer sitting on a bench, it was re-donated to the store in October 2013, according to the<a href="http://www.banksyny.com/" target="_blank"> artist's site</a>. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artist”The Banality of the Banality of Evil” actually started out as a thrift store painting in New York City. Once altered by Banksy, who inserted an image of a Nazi officer sitting on a bench, it was re-donated to the store in October 2013, according to the artist’s site.Hide Caption 14 of 35Banksy's art exhibit "Grim Reaper Bumper Car" sits on New York's Lower East Side in October 2013. The famously anonymous artist, whose paintings regularly go for six figures at auction houses around the world, said he was on a "residency on the streets of New York."Banksy's art exhibit "Grim Reaper Bumper Car" sits on New York's Lower East Side in October 2013. The famously anonymous artist, whose paintings regularly go for six figures at auction houses around the world, said he was on a "residency on the streets of New York." Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy’s art exhibit “Grim Reaper Bumper Car” sits on New York’s Lower East Side in October 2013. The famously anonymous artist, whose paintings regularly go for six figures at auction houses around the world, said he was on a “residency on the streets of New York.”Hide Caption 15 of 35A Banksy piece covers the main entrance to Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in New York's Hell's Kitchen in October 2013.A Banksy piece covers the main entrance to Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in New York's Hell's Kitchen in October 2013. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA Banksy piece covers the main entrance to Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen in October 2013.Hide Caption 16 of 35Banksy's replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza was made in Queens out of smashed cinder blocks.Banksy's replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza was made in Queens out of smashed cinder blocks. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy’s replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza was made in Queens out of smashed cinder blocks.Hide Caption 17 of 35Banksy's "Ghetto 4 Life" appeared in the Bronx in October 2013. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that Banksy was breaking the law with his guerrilla art exhibits, but the New York Police Department denied it was actively searching for him.Banksy's "Ghetto 4 Life" appeared in the Bronx in October 2013. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that Banksy was breaking the law with his guerrilla art exhibits, but the New York Police Department denied it was actively searching for him. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy’s “Ghetto 4 Life” appeared in the Bronx in October 2013. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that Banksy was breaking the law with his guerrilla art exhibits, but the New York Police Department denied it was actively searching for him.Hide Caption 18 of 35Banksy art is seen on the Upper West Side of New York in October 2013.Banksy art is seen on the Upper West Side of New York in October 2013. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy art is seen on the Upper West Side of New York in October 2013.Hide Caption 19 of 35Banksy work in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, was vandalized in broad daylight in October 2013.Banksy work in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, was vandalized in broad daylight in October 2013. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy work in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, was vandalized in broad daylight in October 2013.Hide Caption 20 of 35One of Banksy's pieces is this fiberglass sculpture of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined in front of a Bronx McDonald's.One of Banksy's pieces is this fiberglass sculpture of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined in front of a Bronx McDonald's. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistOne of Banksy’s pieces is this fiberglass sculpture of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined in front of a Bronx McDonald’s.Hide Caption 21 of 35Graffiti depicting the Twin Towers popped up in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York in October 2013.Graffiti depicting the Twin Towers popped up in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York in October 2013. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistGraffiti depicting the Twin Towers popped up in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York in October 2013.Hide Caption 22 of 35Banksy's <a href="http://www.banksyny.com/2013/10/11/meatpacking-district" target="_blank">"Sirens of the Lambs"</a> art installation tours the streets of Manhattan in October 2013. It was a fake slaughterhouse delivery truck full of stuffed animals.Banksy's <a href="http://www.banksyny.com/2013/10/11/meatpacking-district" target="_blank">"Sirens of the Lambs"</a> art installation tours the streets of Manhattan in October 2013. It was a fake slaughterhouse delivery truck full of stuffed animals. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs” art installation tours the streets of Manhattan in October 2013. It was a fake slaughterhouse delivery truck full of stuffed animals.Hide Caption 23 of 35A Banksy mural is seen on a wall in Queens. The quote is from the movie "Gladiator." It says, "What we do in life echoes in eternity."A Banksy mural is seen on a wall in Queens. The quote is from the movie "Gladiator." It says, "What we do in life echoes in eternity." Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA Banksy mural is seen on a wall in Queens. The quote is from the movie “Gladiator.” It says, “What we do in life echoes in eternity.”Hide Caption 24 of 35A woman poses with Banksy's painting of a heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages. The piece, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, was defaced with red spray paint shortly after it was completed.A woman poses with Banksy's painting of a heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages. The piece, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, was defaced with red spray paint shortly after it was completed. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA woman poses with Banksy’s painting of a heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages. The piece, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, was defaced with red spray paint shortly after it was completed.Hide Caption 25 of 35A Banksy mural of a dog urinating on a fire hydrant draws attentionA Banksy mural of a dog urinating on a fire hydrant draws attention Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA Banksy mural of a dog urinating on a fire hydrant draws attentionHide Caption 26 of 35This installation, seen in October 2013, on the Lower East Side of New York, depicts stampeding horses in night-vision goggles. Thought to be a commentary on the Iraq War, it also included <a href="http://banksy.co.uk/2013/10/09/lower-east-side" target="_blank">an audio soundtrack</a>.This installation, seen in October 2013, on the Lower East Side of New York, depicts stampeding horses in night-vision goggles. Thought to be a commentary on the Iraq War, it also included <a href="http://banksy.co.uk/2013/10/09/lower-east-side" target="_blank">an audio soundtrack</a>. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistThis installation, seen in October 2013, on the Lower East Side of New York, depicts stampeding horses in night-vision goggles. Thought to be a commentary on the Iraq War, it also included an audio soundtrack.Hide Caption 27 of 35Gallery assistants adjust Banksy's "Love Is in the Air" ahead of an auction in London in June 2013. The piece was sold for $248,776.Gallery assistants adjust Banksy's "Love Is in the Air" ahead of an auction in London in June 2013. The piece was sold for $248,776. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistGallery assistants adjust Banksy’s “Love Is in the Air” ahead of an auction in London in June 2013. The piece was sold for $248,776.Hide Caption 28 of 35"The Crayola Shooter" is found in Los Angeles in 2011. It shows a child wielding a machine gun and using crayons for bullets."The Crayola Shooter" is found in Los Angeles in 2011. It shows a child wielding a machine gun and using crayons for bullets. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artist”The Crayola Shooter” is found in Los Angeles in 2011. It shows a child wielding a machine gun and using crayons for bullets.Hide Caption 29 of 35Banksy murals popped up around New Orleans a day before the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2008.Banksy murals popped up around New Orleans a day before the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2008. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistBanksy murals popped up around New Orleans a day before the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2008.Hide Caption 30 of 35A silhouette of a child holding a refrigerator-shaped kite is seen on a wall in New Orleans in 2008.A silhouette of a child holding a refrigerator-shaped kite is seen on a wall in New Orleans in 2008. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA silhouette of a child holding a refrigerator-shaped kite is seen on a wall in New Orleans in 2008.Hide Caption 31 of 35Graffiti on the side of a building in New Orleans shows an elderly person in a rocking chair under the banner, "No Loitering," in 2008.Graffiti on the side of a building in New Orleans shows an elderly person in a rocking chair under the banner, "No Loitering," in 2008. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistGraffiti on the side of a building in New Orleans shows an elderly person in a rocking chair under the banner, “No Loitering,” in 2008.Hide Caption 32 of 35A scene titled "Chicken Nuggets," from Banksy's "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill," is seen in New York in 2008.A scene titled "Chicken Nuggets," from Banksy's "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill," is seen in New York in 2008. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA scene titled “Chicken Nuggets,” from Banksy’s “The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill,” is seen in New York in 2008.Hide Caption 33 of 35A man walks past a Banksy piece in London in 2006.A man walks past a Banksy piece in London in 2006. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA man walks past a Banksy piece in London in 2006.Hide Caption 34 of 35A stenciled image of two policemen kissing is seen in London in 2005.A stenciled image of two policemen kissing is seen in London in 2005. Photos: Banksy, the elusive street artistA stenciled image of two policemen kissing is seen in London in 2005.Hide Caption 35 of 3501 banksy Love is in the Bin 101201 Banksy mural Zehra Dogan RESTRICTEDBanksy civilian drone arms fair01 Banksy girl with balloon FILEbanksy brexit 1banksy hotel bethlehembanksy hotel bethlehem 3Banksy school01 banksy gaza door02 banksy gaza cat03 banksy gazaBanksy Mural Clacton on SeaBanksy Mobile Loversbanksy thrift painting - restricted 01 banksy 102801 Banksy 1025banksy ny 102302 banksy new york 1021Banksy New York 1021banksy 1017banksy 101601 banksy 101502 banksy 101504 banksy 101505 banksy 1015banksy 13banksy 1203 banksy01 banksy07 banksy08 banksy09 banksy06 banksy02 banksy 041511 banksy

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