Message #378:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Vandal McGuire Convicted
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 18:29:00


[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From:	Garry J. Cantley

United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
PHOENIX AREA OFFICE
P.O. BOX 10
PHOENIX. ARIZONA 85001

BRANCH OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SERVICES
Office Number: (602) 379-6750 FAX Number: (602) 379-3833

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
PHOENIX AREA OFFICE
DATE; November 17,1997
CONTACT: Garry J. Cantley, Area Archeologist (602) 379-6750

LOOTER SENTENCED FOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE DAMAGE

On November 17, 1997, David McGuire of Mesa, Arizona, was
sentenced for illegal excavation of an archeological site in
a remote portion of the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Mr. 
McGuire pled guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the 
Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and was sentenced
to a long list of penalties, including payment of $15,000 in 
restitution to the San Carlos Tribe, forfeiture of the vehicle 
he used in commission of the crime, and four months of home 
confinement, which will entail wearing an ankle bracelet for 
purposes of monitoring his activity.  He also was given five 
years probation, banished from the San Carlos Indian Reservation,
and ordered to conduct 200 hours of community service.


Mr. McGuire was sentenced in federal court by Judge Stephen M.
McNamee in Phoenix, Arizona. He originally faced felony charges
that carried a maximum penalty of $250,000 and two years in prison.
San Carlos Tribal law enforcement officials and personnel conducted
the case in conjunction with the FBI. This is part of an aggressive
Tribal, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Justice effort
to counteract pothunting on Indian lands.

Anybody with information on the theft or damage of archeological
resources on Indian or Federal lands is encouraged to call
the BIA Phoenix Area Office at (602) 379-6750 or the BlA's
ARPA Investigator at (505) 248-7937.

The source of information will be kept anonymous and there is a
reward of up to $500 for information that leads to an ARPA
conviction.