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Oacoma Man Sentenced For Lacey Act Violations

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oacoma, South Dakota, man charged with Lacey Act violations pled guilty to and was sentenced on September 17, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Anthony Nogy, age 35, was sentenced to 1 year of unsupervised probation, a $5,000 fine, $750 in restitution to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place between September 24, 2013, and September 30, 2013, when Nogy and six friends from South Dakota and Minnesota went on a moose hunt in Ontario, Canada.  While on the hunt, Nogy shot and killed a gray wolf without a license.  The following day, Nogy purchased a wolf tag and had it flown to the camping site and then attached it to the wolf.  At the international border, Nogy declared the moose he had killed during the trip, but failed to declare the wolf hide. 

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

Updated June 22, 2015