Agents remove artifacts from Utah family's home
A team of federal agents removed an undisclosed number of Indian artifacts from the home of a family in Utah.

Some of the items might be repatriated to tribes, a Bureau of Land Management official said. Others might end up on display in federal facilities.

The items were taken from the home of Jeanne Redd and her late husband, James Redd. The couple were among 24 people indicted for the theft and sale of Indian artifacts from public and Indian lands.

Jeanne Redd and her daughter pleaded guilty on Monday. James Redd committed suicide a day after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the indictments on June 10.

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Feds seize looted American Indian artifacts from Redds' home (The Salt Lake Tribune 7/8)

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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