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TN men indicted for taking Civil War artifacts from TVA land

The men are accused of taking artifacts from the TN River at Bridgeport, AL. (Source: WAFF file) The men are accused of taking artifacts from the TN River at Bridgeport, AL. (Source: WAFF file)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) -

Three Tennessee men were indicted Wednesday on charges connected to the removal of Civil War-era artifacts from the Tennessee River at Bridgeport in Jackson County, Alabama.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Kenneth Steven Fagin Jr., Terry Bruce Tate, and Angelo Dominic Peruit under the Archaelogical Resources Protection Act.

The indictment charges Fagin, former owner of Historical Resurrections in Jasper TN, with one count of excavating and removing archaeological resources from public lands. Fagin and Tate are each charged with one count of exchanging and transporting archeological resources taken from the river.

The indictment also charges Fagin and Peruit, owner of The Army of Tennessee Civil War Relics in Knoxville, with one count of offering to sell and exchange archaeological resources removed from the river between April 1, 2010, and Aug. 31, 2011. 

The resources, in all counts, are said to have a commercial value and a cost of restoration and repair in excess of $500.

Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

TVA Police Investigations Unit investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney David H. Estes is prosecuting.

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