MT: Congressman's aide cited for illegal hunting
August 11, 2010
Obstruction charge dropped in Vogel poaching case
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say one charge has been dropped in the
poaching case involving a top aide to U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.
A trial in Randy Vogel's poaching case is set for Wednesday in Madison
Last week, a judge in the case dropped a charge of obstructing a peace
officer. Vogel still faces charges of illegally harvesting a spike elk,
killing more than one elk and waste of game.
The prominent Republican was appointed state director for the congressman
on March 1. The next day, he was cited for poaching the previous hunting
season and has been on voluntary unpaid leave since.
Authorities have lined up several witnesses in a case that could be tough
to prove since Vogel says that after hunting season he sold the gun he was
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