N.M. man pleads guilty to selling artifacts
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A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to selling eagle feathers and sacred Indian artifacts.

Joshua Baer, owner of an art gallery in Santa Fe, was the target of an undercover sting. He admitted selling artifacts to an undercover federal agent.

Despite the plea, U.S. District Judge John Conway said federal law protecting eagle feathers and eagle parts is vague and said he doesn't plan on sentencing Baer to jail time.

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Artifacts Dealer Pleads Guilty to Illegal Trading (The Santa Fe New Mexican 9/11)

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