Judge wants action in Indian artifact case
A federal magistrate plans to set trial dates for the defendants in the Indian artifact theft case.

More than two dozen people were indicted for the theft and sale of Indian artifacts. Two have pleaded guilty and two committed suicide.

Most of the defendants are from Utah.

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Magistrate wants progress in artifacts cases (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/18)
Indian artifacts case progresses slowly (The Salt Lake City Deseret News 8/18)

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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