Idaho Man Faces $20,000 In Fines For Illegal Alaska Hunts

Here’s The Associated Press, via idaho News CBS 2, with more, including the suspect’s expected fines running at $20,000:

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on Wednesday also ordered Paul Silvis, 52, of Nampa, to serve six months of home confinement, to be followed by five years of supervised release, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Silvis in October pleaded guilty to two felony violations of the Lacey Act, the law that bans illegal wildlife trafficking, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder said in the announcement.

Silvis from 2009 to 2016 repeatedly violated state and federal law by providing guided hunts in the Noatak National Preserve in northwest Alaska, prosecutors said. The preserve covers 10,265 square miles (26,586 kilometers) and protects the nation’s largest unaltered river basin and watershed.