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Man pleads guilty in tribal art scam, others to go to trial

 


Two Juneau shop owners accused of selling fake Alaska Native artwork appeared in court this week, with one accepting a plea agreement and another setting a date for trial.

The Juneau Empire reports that Vinod “Vinny” Sippy, who owned Diamond Island, Icy Strait, and Gemstone Heaven pleaded guilty to selling bone carvings to an undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent in August and falsely presenting them as “Inuit Indian” work.

http://www.ktoo.org/2016/04/23/man-pleads-guilty-in-tribal-art-scam-others-to-go-to-trial/

 

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