IL: Man held in hunting violation case faces additional charges
Man held in hunting violation case faces additional charges
26 September, 2009
A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hunting
violation faces further charges in Adams County for allegedly threatening a
witness in the case.
Michael Pavlick, 54, of Orland Park, owner of deer-hunting outfitter
Golden Triangle Whitetails, pleaded guilty to violating the Lacey Act, a
federal law protecting wildlife from commercial exploitation.
Golden Triangle Whitetails has land in Adams, Brown and Pike counties.
Pavlick is accused of shooting a weapon on the property possessed by the
witness, but he is not accused of shooting directly at the witness.
He was arrested in July and charged with harassing a witness, reckless
discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Pavlick's next court appearance is scheduled in Quincy Nov. 4. He has had
several hearings continued due to the ongoing federal case.
Pavlick is free after posting 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.
For violating the Lacey Act, Pavlick was fined $15,000. The case involved
a New Jersey man illegally shooting a deer, authorities said.
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