The auction purpose was stated:
The previous two ACCG Benefits Auctions have raised more than $80,000 to support the continuing rights of ancient coin collectors and businesses, everywhere, to pursue their interests.
The ACCG consists of collectors and numismatic professionals who care passionately about preserving, studying and displaying ancient coins from all cultures.
One of the key donors to the 2010 Auction was Holyland Numismatics (see e.g. here). Yesterday Salem Alshdaifat, the owner of Hoyland Numismatics, was one of several people charged.
It is a matter of record that the ACCG has been challenging US import restrictions (see here).
Yesterday's development suggests that there may indeed be some interesting pursuits of interest to emerge from this latest case.