19 October 2012

Colorado Lunar Found Guilty

Fake space rock peddler guilty on three counts
The Daily Sentinel By Paul Shockley
Friday, October 19, 2012

A Mesa County jury late Thursday returned guilty verdicts against a Montrose man charged with selling fake meteorites, whose work has also drawn the attention of the Colorado Attorney General’s office.

Steven Curry, 59, who argued he was the victim of a bizarre conspiracy of scientists, meteorite experts and at least one Grand Junction police officer, was found guilty of misdemeanor counts of theft, fraud in effecting sales and criminal simulation.

A five-woman, one-man jury reached verdicts by 10 p.m., just under an hour after receiving the case, which consumed more than eight hours of testimony in the courtroom of County Court Judge Craig Henderson.  .... more

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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