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Christa: Hart Should Pay 3X Damages

RE: Hart admits mistake, pays $2450 of timber debt

Christa Hazel: Hart was legally responsible for triple the value of the timber because he willfully and intentionally removed trees from endowment land. His recent mea culpa only supports the willful and intentional nature, not that it’s necessary to prove that after the fact. If he doesn’t submit the full amount he was obligated to pay (fair market X 3), then he’s continuing his pattern of not paying his full portion of the bill to the government.

Question: Should Hart be required to pay triple the value ($7328) of the timber he took from public endowment land (worth $2443 in 1996), the penalty for willfully and intentionally removed the trees?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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