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    Man Pleads Guilty To Fenn/Yellowstone Digging; Faces 12 In Stir

    They say he caused "more than $1,000 worth of damages". I'm not disputing that he caused damage, but $1,000 doesn't seem like much in the scheme of things. They could calculate that by sending a crew of 5 people out to fill in some holes and totaling their wages, fuel costs along with wear and tear on the vehicles and the time costs in filling out the paperwork plus creating the press release for their website. Now he faces 12 years in prison and $270,000 in fines. Sucks to be him...

    Treasure Hunter Pleads Guilty To Digging In Yellowstone
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    He was digging in the Fort Yellowstone Army Cemetery. 12 years in prison is excessive, but he needs to spend some time to think about what he did.

    There are limits and boundaries to everything. He stepped WAY over that line.

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    The possible punishment does not fit the crime. Pay the "1000.00" fine, I'm sure he would refrain from a repeat, but 12 YEARS in jail? $270,000 fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    He was digging in the Fort Yellowstone Army Cemetery. 12 years in prison is excessive, but he needs to spend some time to think about what he did.

    There are limits and boundaries to everything. He stepped WAY over that line.
    Right on! Plus, this acts as example of punishment, for others to try the same thing - digging on Park property..., especially a CEMETERY...?! Disrespectful of the dead...!
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    Red from that 70's show has the perfect name for this dude..

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    I'd like to see his solve that put him in a cemetery. What do you want to bet that he just knew it was the right solve, too?
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    Max penalty is 12 years, not that is what he will get. He knew it was against the law, there is no excuse, especially in a cemetery in a National park.
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    And Fenn said specifically it wasn't in a cemetery. Bad case of gold fever and greed. Sounds like he need psychiatric help, but pretty sure the courts will not go for that. In the old days a mob would have beat the tar out of him. Rightly so.
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    thought fenn said ot wasnt buried

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    Don't know why, but sounds like he was looking for something else got caught and threw the Fenn story hoping to get off or just a warning to me.
    The fine & jail time are just minimums & maximums for sentencing. Of course they're shooting for the max. Like when you see on the news some guy getting busted for burglary. And there's a boatload of other charges too. The cops charge him with everything under the sun so when the DA starts throwing out what he's not sure he can get a conviction on, they've got something left.

    Another example. A buddy ran his van across a center divider & took out a anti siphon valve. The city sent him a bill for $1100 something. I went out with him & did the repair, (in those days) $3.00 in pvc fittings. Took before & after pics. City took him to court. Judge looked at the pics, looked at the bill, laughed & threw it out.
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    He was looking for something else. Part of the charges were excavation and trafficking of archeological resources. I would have to look at the reports, but I interpret this as to mean he was digging graves, and selling anything he found. 12 years? Yep! Maybe parole in 4-6. I have no love for, nor mercy upon, grave robbers.

    Time for more coffee.

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    You can't fix stupid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeyman View Post
    Don't know why, but sounds like he was looking for something else got caught and threw the Fenn story hoping to get off or just a warning to me.
    On the other hand, using the Fenn hunt or grave robbing are good stories to throw out if you were really burying a body there. What better place than a cemetery to bury a body you didn't want found. Especially a cemetery that is a protected monument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemustdigtreasure View Post
    Right on! Plus, this acts as example of punishment, for others to try the same thing - digging on Park property..., especially a CEMETERY...?! Disrespectful of the dead...!
    Unless your an ARCHAEOLOGIST, then you can desecrate all you want with the blessing of our government (as if they have some say)!
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