Mother, daughter plead guilty to artifact theft
A mother and her daughter pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of Indian artifacts from public and Indian lands in Utah.

Jeanne Redd, 59, was one of 24 people indicted in connection with the theft and sale of artifacts. Her husband, James Redd, committed suicide after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the charges on June 10.

The Redds daughter, Jerrica Redd, 37, was not indicted at the time. But in what reports called a surprise development, she showed up in court with her mother on Monday to plead guilty in connection with the case.

Jeanne Redd pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government property, two counts of theft of tribal property and three counts of trafficking in stolen artifacts. Jerrica Redd pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of property from tribal lands, excavation of archeological artifacts and transportation of archeological artifacts.

The two will be sentenced September 16.

Get the Story:
Redd, daughter admit to looting, selling ancient Indian artifacts (The Salt Lake Tribune 7/7)
Mother, daughter plead guilty in artifacts theft case (The Salt Lake Deseret News 7/7)
Emotions run hot over artifact raids in Utah (The Denver Post 7/7)

Relevant Documents:
DOI Press Release: Federal Agents Bust Ring of Antiquity Thieves Looting American Indian Sites for Priceless Treasures | DOJ Press Release: Arrests Made in Operation Targeting Network Selling Stolen Native American Artifacts | Remarks of Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden at a Press Conference

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