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Planet Earth

A Dead Man's Tales

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMarch 3, 2010 10:31 PM

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A story I've been writing about and following closely since last summer has taken another odd and tragic turn. Here's a can of worms that's bound to be pried open:

Ted Gardiner, who had many off-the-record and deep background conversations with The Salt Lake Tribune during the past eight months, insisted he had come to the federal agents on his own to try to stop what he saw as immoral trafficking.

Gardiner was the sole source in the biggest sting operation against pothunters in the Southwest. He killed himself on Monday. Will those "conversations" see the light of day?

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