Widow Says Abusive Feds Cost Doc his Life

02 Jun 2011 9:01 AM | Anonymous

Widow Says Abusive Feds Cost Doc his Life

     SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - The widow of a small-town doctor blames "excessive, overreaching and abusive" federal agents for her husband's suicide. She says FBI and BLM agents, using a shady informant, targeted dozens of people in a Native American artifacts sting, including her husband, who had merely found an artifact on a hike and brought it home.
     Jeanne Redd sued nine named Bureau of Land Management agents, seven named FBI agents, and 21 other federal agents whose names are unknown, on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Dr. James Redd.
     About 80 BLM and FBI officials raided Blanding, Utah - population 3,000 - and the surrounding Four Corners area and arrested 24 people on June 10, 2009. Among those snared in the roundup were the Redds and their daughter. The feds called it Operation Cerberus.


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