Two La Crosse police officers plead guilty to federal hunting charges
March 23, 2012
Two La Crosse police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal
charges for illegally hunting ducks.
Faling Yang, 42, and
Corrie Korn, 43, face up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine
when sentenced May 16, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The men committed a federal crime October 6, 2009, while they were
operating a commercial guiding company on the National Wildlife
Refuge on the Mississippi River. They intentionally killed and
transported ducks, which was witnessed by an undercover agent, the
department stated. Both violated state law and the federal Lacey
Act, which protects certain animals and wildlife from illegal
United States Attorney John Vaudreuil noted that
Lacey Act prosecutions are critical to ensuring that hunters and
non-hunters can enjoy the use of the Upper Mississippi National
Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
Yang and Korn each also agreed not
to guide any hunters or hunt for two years and pay a $5,000 fine.
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