Navajo Man Accused Of Stealing Painting Of His Grandfather

Published: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:44pm
Updated: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
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A chance encounter with a familiar, yet unfamiliar image has led to a trial scheduled to start Monday morning.

Derek Michael Begay faces three charges, including a felony, for taking a painting off the wall at an art auction last year and refusing to give it back.

Shondiin Silversmith, the indigenous affairs reporter for the Arizona Republic, chronicled the story.

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