More people sentenced in Four Corners artifacts case
July 7, 2010
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.