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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Michigan Man Sentenced For Lacey Act Violation

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rockford, Michigan, man has pled guilty and been sentenced for a Lacey Act Violation.

Robert Klawieter, age 56, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on July 15, 2013, and pled guilty.  Klawieter was sentenced to 1 year unsupervised probation, a $2,500 fine, $1,000 in restitution, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. He was charged by an Information filed on April 3, 2013.

The charges stem from an incident occurring in November 2011 in which Klawieter did knowingly transport, sell, receive, and acquire one white-tailed buck deer in interstate commerce from South Dakota to Michigan, when he  did not have the proper tag for the illegally harvested deer.

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

Updated June 22, 2015