Protecting Artifacts Difficult in West A federal judge in Las Vegas on Friday will sentence the last of five defendants in the largest archeological theft investigation in U.S. history. The case highlights the difficulties Western authorities face in preventing and prosecuting widespread looting of archaeological sites. Ky Plaskon of Nevada Public Radio reports.
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Protecting Artifacts Difficult in West

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A federal judge in Las Vegas on Friday will sentence the last of five defendants in the largest archeological theft investigation in U.S. history. The case highlights the difficulties Western authorities face in preventing and prosecuting widespread looting of archaeological sites. Ky Plaskon of Nevada Public Radio reports.