Ohio Men Get Prison For Digging Up Native American Remains

Law360, New York (March 2, 2017, 3:34 PM EST) -- Two Ohio residents have been sentenced to prison time for digging up and trafficking the remains of Native Americans, in violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the U.S. Department of Justice said in an announcement on Wednesday.

Brian K. Skeens and Toby Lee Thacker, of Wellston, Ohio, have been sentenced in federal court for engaging in the excavation and sale of the human remains of a Native American, which were purchased by another man who was sentenced to three months of home confinement for buying them, the Justice Department said. Skeens was sentenced to serve 90 days...

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