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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coeur D'Alene Man Sentenced For Depredation Of U.S. Forest Property

Judge orders defendant to pay over $7,000 in restitution

COEUR D'ALENE - Stanley D. Votava, 60, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was sentenced today to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service for depredation of U.S. Forest property, U.S. AttorneyWendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Candy W. Dale also ordered Votava to pay $7,033.35 in restitution, the cost of remediating the land. He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 7, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Votava admitted he drove a skidder on U.S. Forest Service lands four times between November 2012, and January 2013, while working on private land that is adjacent to the U.S. Forest service land.

The case was investigated by U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Updated December 15, 2014