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  • Skabewis
    Federal authorities say artifact looting case is likely to grow
    by Skabewis
    By Paul Foy and Mike Stark
    Salt Lake City, Utah (AP)

    Federal authorities in charge of the biggest U.S. bust of artifact looting and grave-robbing are targeting more suspects ranging from those who do the digging to wealthy buyers in the lucrative black market of ancient Southwest...
    08-11-2009, 03:15 PM
  • Skabewis
    Suspect in artifact case arrested in Colorado
    by Skabewis
    Salt Lake City, Utah (AP)

    A Blanding man caught up in last year’s federal investigation into artifact looting is being detained after being arrested in Colorado.

    U.S. Magistrate Samuel Alba ordered Brandon Laws to remain in federal custody after a brief hearing last...
    04-27-2010, 05:42 PM
  • Skabewis
    Task force arrests five suspected of dealing crack
    by Skabewis
    Phoenix, Arizona (AP)

    Tribal and federal police executed search warrants at several homes April 2 in and near the Gila River Indian Reservation.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix said five people were arrested on charges of dealing crack cocaine and methamphetamine....
    04-08-2010, 05:21 PM
  • Skabewis
    Ex-Choctaw employee pleads guilty to embezzlement
    by Skabewis
    Muskogee, Oklahoma (AP)

    A former employee of Choctaw Nation Health Care Services has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.

    U.S. Attorney Mark Green says 50-year-old Shirley Lynn Stout of Talihina entered the plea in federal...
    12-15-2010, 10:02 PM
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    Two Utahns plead guilty in sweeping artifacts case
    by Skabewis
    By Mike Stark
    Salt Lake City, Utah (AP)

    Two southern Utah residents pleaded guilty Monday to stealing government property and illegally trafficking in American Indian artifacts.

    Brent Bullock and Tammy Shumway were among 26 people indicted after a long-running federal...
    04-05-2010, 05:09 PM

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