• Kyodo


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.

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