Native Artifact Theft Sentencing Postponed

(Dec. 19) -- A judge has postponed the sentencing for a Las Vegas man in the biggest-ever theft of precious artifacts in the U.S. The sentencing was pushed back to Dec. 29 in the case of David Peeler, convicted last week, along with three other Nevadans, of stealing some 11,000 Native American artifacts.

The items came from about a dozen different sites throughout Nevada and California. Peeler's attorney said he needed more time to prepare for the sentencing phase. He and the others involve face prison time and possible restitution the federal government and the Native American tribes they robbed.


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