"I thought I could be effective by making bids, driving up prices for others and winning some bids myself," the Salt Lake City man said.
DeChristopher snapped up 22,500 acres of land around Arches and Canyonlands parks but said he could afford to pay for only a few of those acres. He owes $1.7 million on all of his leases.
he's expecting federal charges, he says, and he's "willing to deal with that."
somewhere, edward abbey is smiling.