Mother, daughter plead guilty in Native American artifact theft, trafficking case

Mother, daughter plead guilty in artifacts case

SALT LAKE CITY — A mother and daughter have pleaded guilty to several felony charges stemming from a sweeping federal investigation into the theft and illegal trafficking of American Indian artifacts.

Jeanne (JEAN’-nee) Redd, 59, pleaded guilty Monday to seven federal counts of theft of government property, theft of tribal property and trafficking in stolen artifacts. Her 37-year-old daughter, Jerrica Redd pleaded guilty to three similar counts.

The items were stolen from the Four Corners region, which includes Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors say they will recommend a lesser sentence for the pair. Sentencing for both is set for Sept. 16. Both women declined comment as they left the federal courthouse Monday in Salt Lake City.

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