Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Taking Ducks
SIOUX FALLS – A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to probation and restitution for unlawfully taking ducks.
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Monday that 43-year-old Mike Evangelista was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $4,500 in restitution and fines.
A grand jury indicted Evangelista in April for failure to lawfully tag migratory birds and aiding and abetting the sale and possession of wildlife in violation of the Migratory Bird Act.
Prosecutors say the charges stem from an incident in 2009 in which Evangelista, while working as a waterfowl guide, helped three female hunters take ducks when they did not have valid hunting licenses.
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