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National Park Services Grave Robber Will Pay Restitution and Serve Probation


Thomas Munson, the retired National Park Service superintendent who pled guilty to stealing ancient Native remains from the Effigy National Monument in Iowa, will pay over copy08,000 in restitution according to a plea agreement that was released last week.

Munson, 76, is due to appear in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday January 4, where he will plead guilty to one count of embezzlement of government property. According to the plea agreement between Munson and the U. S. Attorney’s Office, he will serve one year of home probation with home detention including confinement on 10 consecutive weekends. He is also required to produce a formal written and video recorded public apology to the tribes associated with the Effigy Mounds Monument.



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