HOME ABOUT CAMPAIGNS CRISIS CENTER ACTIVIST CENTER MEDIA CENTER HUNTING ACCIDENTS C.A.S.H. NEWSLETTER

Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting

MT: Judge to sentence family for illegal hunting scheme

Judge poised to sentence Saco-area ranch family for illegal hunting scheme

August 18, 2009

BILLINGS - A Saco-area ranch family snared in an illegal hunting scheme is getting ready to appear in federal court in Billings for sentencing.

U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom is expected to sentence Wednesday 74-year-old Leo Bergtoll, his 68-year-old wife Anna Lou Bergtoll and the couple's 44-year-old son, Darrel Bergtoll.

All three pleaded guilty earlier this year to federal charges stemming from an investigation into illegal hunting on or near the family's Frenchman Valley ranch.

Prosecutors are recommending fines, probation and an unusual form of community service for the husband and wife, but prison time for their son.

Prosecutors say The Bergtolls worked with a longtime associate to recruit hunters in Southern states and run an outfitting business on their cattle ranch.

Return to Hunting Accident Index


Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 
 

Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

C.A.S.H.
P.O. Box 13815, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Phone: 575-640-7372
E-mail:

C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments
   

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation