2 Admit Stealing Indian Artifacts
Two men pleaded guilty Friday to charges of stealing 2,000-year-old Indian artifacts.
The pleas were entered by Danny Gene Glover, 45, of Owensboro, Ky., and John David Towery, 43, of Panther, Ky.
They were charged in July, along with Arthur Gerber of Tell City, Ind., on charges of violating federal laws against interstate sales of artifacts. The charges stemmed an FBI investigation into the 1988 looting of a Hopewell Indian burial mound near Mount Vernon.
As part of the plea agreement, Glover and Towery agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in Gerber’s trial.
Glover pleaded guilty to a felony charge, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Towery faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine for a misdemeanor charge.
They will be sentenced after testifying against Gerber, whose trial begins Jan. 6.