MO: Missouri man pleads guilty to hog hunting charge
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Missouri man pleads guilty to hog hunting charge
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southern Missouri man has pleaded guilty to
leading an illegal hunt for feral hogs in the Mark Twain National Forest.
Acting U.S. Attorney Matt J. Whitworth announced in a news release Friday
that 66-year-old Charles Richard Wade of Licking entered the plea Thursday.
He was charged in February with violating federal law and U.S. Forest
Service regulations regarding feral hogs.
Through the plea, Wade admitted that he conducted an illegal hog hunt in
April 2008 in the forest in Texas County.
Wade operates a guide service that advertises hunts for wild hogs and
Wade faces a sentence of up to six months in federal prison without
parole, plus a fine up to $500. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.
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