IOWA-MISSOURI -- John Fredrick Bender, 43, was indicted in
December on three counts of violating the Lacey Act.
prosecutors say that in December of 2007, and twice in November of
2010, Bender illegally shot, transported and sold a white tail deer
across state lines.
Federal court documents say that on all
three occasions, Bender shot a deer in Iowa with a rifle, from a
roadway, and without a license. All are violations of Iowa law. The
case became federal when Bender transported the deer between Iowa,
Missouri and Pennsylvania.
Additionally, Bender faces a
count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and faces a fine
of up to $250,000 on the Lacey Act violations and could face prison
time on the gun charge.
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