Newspaper article The Canadian Press

6 Albertans Fined More Than $71K for Multiple Poaching Offences over Seven Years

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

6 Albertans Fined More Than $71K for Multiple Poaching Offences over Seven Years

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6 fined $71K for multiple poaching offences

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EDMONTON - Six people have been fined more than $71,000 for multiple poaching charges over seven years.

Alberta Justice says all six pleaded guilty in Stony Plain provincial court on Monday.

The convictions came from a seven-year investigation by Alberta Fish and Wildlife that included videos posted on Facebook and YouTube showing illegal hunting.

The department says the investigation found Gerard Visneskie, Sophie Goupil, Damien Verheyden, Alyssa Rogers, Mark Ernewein and Stanley Raugust participated in a substantial amount of unlawful hunting and fishing activity.

It also says the six demonstrated a complete lack of regard for conservation laws and the offences ranged from using a variety of unlawful equipment and methods, falsifying documents to unlawfully obtain licences, hunting and fishing without licences, and hunting and fishing during closed seasons. …

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