Saturday, 6 September 2014

NEWSLINK: Mack-based guide guilty in big cat hunt scheme

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 am

Staff Report

Another guilty plea has been tendered in a case that saw mountain lions and bobcats caged in advance of hunts offered by Christopher Loncarich’s outfitting company.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Loncarich, 55, of Mack, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the federal Lacey Act, which makes it illegal to knowingly transport or sell wildlife taken in violation of state laws or regulations.

Loncarich faces up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines at his Nov. 20 sentencing.

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