PA: Fox Chapel poacher gets high fines, house arrest
Fox Chapel poacher gets high fines, house arrest
January 21, 2011
A new state law that takes wildlife poaching seriously has resulted in
high fines and house arrest for an Allegheny County man described as a
"notorious repeat offender."
As a result of Thursday's sentencing, Anthony Mark Marasco, 38, of
Pittsburgh Street in Cheswick, will be the first person to be incarcerated
for poaching under the new law that took effect in September.
Mr. Marasco was arrested Nov. 6 by a Pennsylvania Game Commission
official. He was sentenced to pay more than $4,750 in fines and serve two,
90-day concurrent sentences after being convicted of his fourth poaching
offense in 13 years
Mr. Marasco was found guilty of a variety of crimes including hunting
without a license, hunting from a vehicle that was stopped along a road in
Fox Chapel, and illegally exceeding the bag limit on turkeys, which are
considered big game animals.
District Judge Elissa M. Lang sentenced Mr. Marasco to two 90-day
concurrent sentences of house arrest. It has not been determined when his
confinement will begin.
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