Deer trafficker gets record fine for U.S. wildlife crime

A Georgia man was ordered to pay $1.6 million, the largest fine ever levied against someone for a U.S. wildlife crime, after pleading guilty to offenses involving the illegal transport of white-tailed deer, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. Benjamin Chason was sentenced this summer, but his case was sealed until this week in federal court in southern Ohio. Chason, 61, from Climax, Georgia, was prosecuted along with Donald Wainwright Sr., 49, of Live Oak, Florida.

September 16, 2015 11:56 pm

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