Lincoln man loses hunting privileges for 20 years
Associated Press - February 28, 2008 8:04 PM ET
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Lincoln man accused of violating multiple
wildlife laws has been barred from hunting for 20 years and ordered
to pay $17,000 in restitution.
Thirty-6-year-old Jeff Jorgensen was sentenced yesterday in
District Court on two felony charges -- unlawful possession of a
game animal and unlawful sale of a game animal, both by common
scheme. He was ordered to pay restitution to the Montana Department
of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Jorgensen also received two suspended, 5-year sentences to the
Department of Corrections, to run concurrently.
Court records say a game warden searched Jorgensen's home in May
and found evidence of violations dating back more than 10 years,
including illegal hunting of 14 deer, five bears and a mountain
lion. Jorgensen was arrested in July.
He also has received six-month suspended jail sentences on a
handful of related misdemeanor charges.
Information from: Independent Record,
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