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Ex-US official to plead guilty to stealing ancient Native American remains, attorney says


IOWA CITY, Iowa - A long-retired National Park Service official is expected to plead guilty to removing ancient Native American remains from a museum he managed at a sacred tribal burial site in Iowa and keeping them 22 years, his attorney said Thursday.

Former Effigy Mounds National Monument superintendent Thomas Munson was charged Tuesday with embezzlement of government property after a lengthy investigation that tribes and archaeologists have followed closely. He's expected to be arraigned next Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids.


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