PIERRE, S.D. Two Texas hunting guides and three North Dakotans have
been indicted on federal charges of illegally helping clients shoot
The indictment says the men violated the Lacey Act by selling and
transporting deer that were illegally shot in 2003 on an Indian
The indictment says the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe had decided not to
issue them licenses.
The Texans named in the indictment are 56-year-old Jerry Donald
Brooks of Midlothian and 58-year-old Rodney Charles Brooks of Cedar
All five men face conspiracy charges, and a variety of other charges
have been filed in connection with individual hunts.
The maximum penalty per charge is five years in prison and a
250-thousand dollar fine.
Some of the men face arraignment August second in Aberdeen, South
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