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More people sentenced in Four Corners artifacts case

PAUL FOY
Associated Press Writer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – One Utah resident has been sentenced to probation and another to home confinement on charges of trafficking in ancient American Indian artifacts.

Brent Bullock admitted in court papers he took a ceramic figurine from public lands, and Tammy Shumway says she arranged the sale to a government informant and took a 10 percent commission.

Bullock received five years’ probation Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City. Shumway got six months of home confinement because of previous drug convictions plus another 2 1/2 years of supervised release.

On Tuesday, 76-year-old Dale Lyman received five years’ probation for trafficking a prehistoric Clovis spear point.

More than two dozen people were charged in the sting operation announced publicly in June 2009.

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