Defendants in Indian artifact theft avoid prison
A mother and daughter who pleaded guilty for their roles in a growing Indian artifact theft case won't have to go to prison for their crimes.

Jeanne Redd, 59, pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, two counts of theft of government property and three counts of theft of American Indian tribal property. Her daughter, Jericca Redd, 37, pleaded guilty to three felonies.

Federal prosecutors sought prison time for Jeanne Redd and probation for Jericca Redd but Judge Clark Waddoup showed leniency. Both received probation and were ordered to pay a total of $2,300 in fines.

"I know this has been a terrible experience for all of you," Waddoup said in court, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

James Redd, Jeanne's husband, committed suicide after he was indicted as part of the case.

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Redds dodge prison in artifact sentencing (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/17)
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