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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chilton Man Indicted for Felony Fish and Wildlife Violation

James L. Santelle, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on February 11, 2014, a federal grand jury returned a felony indictment against Todd David Doughty (age: 50), owner of the “Thunderbird Game Farm” in Chilton, Wisconsin, charging him with a single violation of the Migratory Bird Act in violation of 16 U.S.C. Sections 703(a), 707(b)(2) and 18 U.S.C. Section 2.  If convicted of the offense, the defendant faces up to two years imprisonment, a $250,000 dollar fine, one year on supervised release and a $100 special assessment.  

According to the indictment, Doughty engaged in the illegal sale of a migratory bird in violation of federal law.   Mr. Doughty is scheduled for arraignment in United States District Court in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on February 27, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 29, 2015