• Kyodo

  • SHARE

A Pennsylvania businessman and his wife insist they are innocent of charges they stole a dinosaur skeleton from federal lands and sold it to a Japanese collector, a Utah newspaper reported Sunday.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a civil complaint was filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah accusing Barry James and his wife, April Rhodes-James, of paying a Utah fossil hunter to dig up the skeleton from U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands in Utah.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW