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