BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A Bloomington man has been placed on two years of probation and fined $8,500 after pleading guilty to federal wildlife violations involving moose and wild sheep in Alaska.
Robert J. Lange pleaded guilty July 24 to transporting two illegally killed animals. He also was ordered to pay the state of Alaska $3,100 in restitution, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Lange, an attorney, forfeited two rifles and is prohibited from hunting in the United States for two years. He is one of four Minnesotans who have been convicted in the hunting case dating to 1995.
Last October, three Minnesotans pleaded guilty in the case: Arlo Vikre, 59, of Cass Lake; Robert H. Karbowski, 68, of Bena; and Paul Randy Cosman, 40, formerly of St. Louis Park. All pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.
Lange was accused of killing the moose and the sheep in September 1995 on the same day he went up in a plane to scout for game in the Stony River areas west of Anchorage.
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