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Man sentenced for removing petroglyph from federal land
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011
A man has been sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised release for removing a petroglyph from the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in Nevada.
Michael Cook, 58, pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the
Archaeological Resources Protection Act
. He admitted that he removed a 300-plus-pound boulder that contained a petroglyph from a site sacred to the Paiute people.
Cook had placed the boulder in his yard as decoration.
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Petroglyph thief gets 6-month prison term
(The Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/15)
Man who took home 300-pound boulder with petroglyph gets 6 months
(The Las Vegas Sun 4/14)
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