By Geoffrey Fattah
Soon after the daughter's plea, Jeanne Redd pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government property, two counts of theft of tribal property and three counts of trafficking in stolen artifacts.
Jeanne Redd was charged with stealing ancient artifacts from public land. Her husband was a Utah doctor who killed himself after his arrest on similar charges.
By Nicholas Riccardi
Authorities worked with an antiquities dealer who secretly recorded his conversations with the Redds and other defendants. Court papers said Jeanne Redd showed off an ax, mug, pendant and other items, saying they were taken from either tribal or federal land. She also sold the dealer four sandals taken from federal land.
As part of the terms of the plea, Redd must return all artifacts in her possession as well as relinquish computers and a GPS device that authorities say she used to find them.
Artifacts trafficking » Officials say the collection was partly stored and partly on display at the home.
By Brandon Loomis
They plucked artifacts from the home (and even ancient ornaments sprinkled along the driveway) of Jeanne Redd and her late husband, James Redd, a doctor beloved throughout rural San Juan County who killed himself after his arrest last month.
A team of 20, roughly split between FBI and Bureau of Land Management agents and Interior Department archaeologists, spent all day and into the evening at the Redd home wrapping and boxing artifacts for shipment to BLM offices in Salt Lake City, BLM Special Agent Dan Barnes said.
For more on the subject, see Blanding's Criminal Culture and Inside the Tomb Raider's Home.
Below: "Federal agents and archaeologists walk up the driveway to the Redd home south of Blanding Tuesday to search for and haul away artifacts. The turning over of artifacts was part of a plea deal with Jeanne Redd and federal prosecutors." (Al Hartmann/The Salt Lake Tribune)