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.