Two Oregon men admitted Thursday to federal wildlife violations for
bringing other Oregon clients to hunt big game illegally on a Park
Richard “Dick” Weiner, 71, and his son, Richard “Matt” Weiner, 42,
both of Salem, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act.
Matt Weiner also pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor violations of the
act for transporting illegally taken wildlife.
The Lacey Act regulates the interstate sale, transportation and
purchase of wildlife.
The Weiners appeared before U.S Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby in
Plea agreements call for Dick Weiner to pay a $50,000 fine and be
sentenced to three years of probation, and for Matt Weiner to pay a
$25,000 fine, be sentenced to three years of probation and to forfeit a
Winchester rifle. The Weiners also agreed to pay $20,000 in restitution
to the state.
The Weiners face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a
maximum $250,000 fine on the conspiracy count.
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