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Rammell Guilty Of Poaching

After many months and after getting charged with jury tampering (yet to go to trial), former Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell was convicted of poaching an elk. He was fined $1000 (after the judge suspended $500) and will serve 5 days in jail (after the judge suspended 175 days of the jail sentence). He lost his elk license for 2 years. All in all, it seems a typical Idaho sentence for poaching elk. The money to be recovered from Rammell will not go far in paying for the cost of the case to the state. Rammell also vows to appeal/Ralph Maughan, Wildlife News. More here.  (SR file photo: Betsy Russell)

Question: Did the penalty in this case fit the crime?


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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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