OH: 6 wildlife officials hit with criminal charges over an allegedly falsified hunting license
April 7, 2010
Ohio wildlife officials suspended pending outcome of allegations of
falsified hunting license
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has suspended six wildlife officials,
including two top administrators, pending the outcome of criminal charges
over an allegedly falsified hunting license.
Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mike Shelton says the six were
placed on paid leave Wednesday until the criminal charges in Brown County
have been resolved.
The six were indicted after the state watchdog said a wildlife officer
illegally let a South Carolina wildlife official use his home address in
2006 to receive an $19 Ohio license, saving $106.
An investigation says Ohio wildlife officials mishandled the matter.
Among officials facing counts of obstructing justice and complicity are
wildlife division chief Dave Graham and assistant chief Randy Miller. Both
have pleaded not guilty.
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