Fur trapper receives hefty state sentence
Published Tuesday, June 19, 2007
(This is a follow-up to the article posted
November 3, 2005 -
Chisholm fur trapper charged after
A northeast Minnesota trapper's legal nightmare may just be
Roderick "Rick" Kottom, sentenced June 4 in St. Louis County District
Court on a bevy of state charges for illegal trapping activity, now
faces federal charges.
Kottom was convicted of possession of a prohibited wild animal and
received one year in jail, $3,000 fine, two years supervised probation,
$962 fine and surcharge, $200 restitution (two fisher at $100 each).
Kottom also agreed to report as directed to probation authorities,
remain law abiding, and be subject to random searches.
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