Utah’s Doctor’s Suicide Blamed on Government

According to a lawsuit filed in Utah, a doctor committed suicide after “excessive, overreaching and abusive treatment” by the FBI and Bureau of Land Management toward the doctor. The doctor, his wife and their daughter were arrested for trafficking American Indian artifacts a few years ago. The doctor killed himself a day after being convicted of “the illegal possession of a ‘bird effigy pendant’ worth $1,000” in 2009.

This is an unfortunate case. You can’t help but feel for almost anyone who commits suicide. It is such a terrible thing. That said, this lawsuit is going nowhere.