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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

June 10, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Richwood Resident Plead Guilty to
Violating the Lacey Act

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 37 year old Richwood, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on June 8, 2010, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that DANNY JOSEPH PROCTOR entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Information charging him with violating the “Lacey Act” on July 19, 2009, by transporting 29 sacks of moss taken from the Monongahela National Forest. PROCTOR, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment and a fine of $10,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service; West Virginia Department of Natural Resources; and the West Virginia State Police.

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