Moab man receives probation for stealing dinosaur footprint

October 20, 2014 11:45 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY — The first Utahn convicted under a federal paleontological protection act for taking a fossilized dinosaur footprint from public land avoided prison Monday.

U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball sentenced Jared Ehlers, 35, to one year of probation, including six months of home confinement. He also must pay $15,090 in restitution.

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