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MI: State troopers sentenced for poaching deer on duty

State troopers sentenced for poaching deer on duty
Associated Press
6:09 AM CST, March 2, 2009

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. - Two Michigan State Police troopers from the Cheboygan post have been sentenced to jail, will pay fines and lose their hunting privileges for poaching deer while on duty.

The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports Monday that Jeff Hadley was sentenced to four days in jail for shooting a buck with his hunting rifle Nov. 12 while on patrol in Cheboygan County's Benton Township. Don Bolen received a two-day jail sentence.

Judge Maria Barton told Bolen Friday he broke the law on duty, in a police vehicle and while being paid by taxpayers to enforce laws.

The troopers will split $6,606 in Department of Natural Resources fines and each will pay $3,105 in court costs. Both eventually will be transferred from Cheboygan.

Both apologized during their sentencing.

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