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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 4, 2014

Hartford Woman Sentenced For Unlawful Selling Of Migratory Birds

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hartford, South Dakota, woman charged by Information with Unlawful Selling of Migratory Birds pled guilty to and was sentenced on March 24, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko.

Karen Leisinger, age 49, was sentenced to a fine of $2,500, restitution to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife in the amount of $3,900, and $10 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction is a result of Leisinger selling wood ducks and Canada geese in 2011.  At the time of the sale, Leisinger did not have valid state or federal permits to sell migratory birds.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges. 

Updated June 22, 2015