By: Associated Press
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) - A husband and wife from Grants have entered pleas
in what the state Department of Game and Fish describes as one of the
state’s largest cases of poaching and wildlife-related fraud.
Adrian and Henrietta Romero were accused of forging hunting licenses
and hunters’ signatures and arranging and conducting illegal hunts.
They also were accused of not reporting state gross receipts totaling
Thirty-four-year-old Adrian Romero pleaded guilty to racketeering,
tax evasion, fraud, forgery and embezzlement charges. No sentencing has
Thirty-two-year-old Henrietta Romero entered an Alford plea to
forgery and was sentenced to five years’ probation.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but
acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction.
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