Two Indicted for Trying to Sell Artifacts

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Summary

A federal grand jury indicts Harvey Thomas Ayers and David Norman Sutton on charges of attempting to sell a historic machine gun which had been stored at the National Air and Space Museum's Garber Facility. Both men pleaded guilty to the charge.

Subject

  • Ayers, Harvey Thomas
  • Sutton, David Norman
  • Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility
  • National Air and Space Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," September 1981, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

Summer, 1981

Topic

  • Firearms
  • National Collections
  • Silver Hill Facility (Maryland)
  • Theft

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