CNN was not able to reach Craythorn for comment and his attorney’s office declined to comment.
Prosecutors said Craythorn was searching for the Forrest Fenn treasure — an almost mythical horde of gold, jewels and artifacts that eluded fortune hunters for a decade.
Fenn, an art historian and antiquities collector, hid a bronze chest filled with an estimated $1 million worth of loot somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and published clues to its location in a poem in his 2010 autobiography “The Thrill of the Chase.”
Forrest Fenn sparked a treasure hunt that lasted for a decade.
Craythorn’s trial is set for December 14, 2020, in US District Court in Casper, Wyoming, according to the US attorney’s office.