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Naples Man Sentenced For Illegal Cat Hunt

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

COEUR D'ALENE - Tod S. Navarro, 50, of Naples, Idaho, was sentenced to five years of probation and a five year hunting ban for violation of the Lacey Act, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Navarro to serve 50 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty to the charge on April 28, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Navarro admitted that he and his co-defendants took three North Dakota men hunting for mountain lions. The North Dakota hunters did not have Idaho permits or tags. Navarro and two co-defendants put their tags on the mountain lions killed by the North Dakota hunters.

The case was investigated by Idaho Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW).

Updated December 15, 2014