North Dakota Man Charged With Lacey Act Violations
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jeffrey Volk, age 42, of Fort Yates, North Dakota was charged on February 14, 2013 for Lacey Act Violations.
Volk appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on March 19, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Information. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release and an additional year of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $25 special assessment may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Volk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Volk was released on bond pending trial which has not been set.