June 17, 2009 in City

Prison ordered for nest removal

Associated Press

TACOMA – A timber manager who had a tree with an eagle’s nest cut down in Clallam County has been sentenced in Tacoma to two months in prison.

At Tuesday’s sentencing in federal court, Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom said she had no choice but to send Timothy Allen, 52, to prison because he lied to investigators.

The Elma man now admits he paid a subcontractor $500 to cut down the tree in 2004 on property that was being prepared for development. The U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle says he pleaded guilty in December 2008.

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