Another one of 24 defendants indicted in the much-criticized FBI sting of alleged archaeological theft commits suicide:
‘Last Friday, a second alleged Indian artifact thief turned up dead in an apparent suicide. Steven L. Shrader, 56, appeared to have shot himself twice in the chest behind an elementary school in Shabbona, Ill., where he had gone to visit his mother.
Shrader was one of 24 defendants indicted in the much-criticized FBI sting of alleged archaeological thieves in the Southwest. Federal agents said that during the two-and-a-half year investigation, a confidential source purchased 250 illegal artifacts, such as sacred prayer sticks and Yucca blankets, that were collected on public land or Indian land in violation of federal laws.’
See article at Scientific American