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More guilty pleas in major Indian artifact theft case in Utah

Three people pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of artifacts from federal and Indian lands in Utah.

Joseph Smith and Tad Kreth pleaded guilty to a felony charge of trafficking in stolen artifacts. Reece Laws pleaded to a misdemeanor theft count, while a fourth person, Meredith Smith, received a diversion agreement, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Two dozen people were indicted in connection with the theft and sale of Indian artifacts. Two defendants committed suicide after being charges.

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3 more Utahns plead guilty in artifacts case (The Salt Lake Tribune 5/2)

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