Native American artifacts defendants challenge value of allegedly stolen items

08 Apr 2011 9:49 AM | Anonymous

Native American artifacts defendants challenge value of allegedly stolen items

 

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SALT LAKE CITY undefined Four people charged in the biggest bust ever of Native American artifacts looting are scheduled for trial next month in a case that could turn on the purported value of beads and bracelets.

Federal prosecutors recently turned up the heat on Joseph M. Smith and his wife, Meredith Smith, Tad Kreth and Reece Laws with a third superseding indictment alleging 38 felony counts of trafficking in archaeological resources, theft of tribal and government property and conspiracy. They originally faced a total of 27 counts.


The new indictment basically charges them with four felonies for each allege

http://www.mtwytlc.org/component/content/article/99-news/1417-native-american-artifacts-defendants-challenge-value-of-allegedly-stolen-items.html

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