Overkill or justice? Costly 5-year-old artifacts case nets no prison time and 3 suicides, but retrieves Native American treasures and raises awareness

26 Sep 2011 1:27 PM | Anonymous

Overkill or justice? Costly 5-year-old artifacts case nets no prison time and 3 suicides, but retrieves Native American treasures and raises awareness
Published: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 By Dennis Romboy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY undefined Against his better judgment, Richard Bourret agreed to join a friend on an archaeological dig at an asbestos dump in southeastern Utah.

Bourret told Vern Crites, a well-known Native American artifacts dealer in Durango, Colo., that it was a bad idea. He was relieved when Crites' "good friend" Ted initially called off the trip to San Juan County. But weeks later, Crites told him Ted had called several times and insisted they dig.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700182158/Overkill-or-justice-Costly-5-year-old-artifacts-case-nets-no-prison-time-and-3-suicides-but.html?pg=1

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