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Indictment is handed up in Indian-grave vandalism

A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City this week indicted a man for transporting and selling the skull of a prehistoric Indian from the "Basketmaker" culture.

Richard Jay Lamb, 28, address unknown, was charged with two counts of violating the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and Utah, Arizona and federal laws relating to the transporting of human remains and abuse or desecration of a dead human body.The indictment was handed up in U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on Wednesday. It says the violations occurred on or about Aug. 5, 1995, but gave no other details. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys Office said no other information could be released pending further court action.