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Rammell Loses Elk Poaching Appeal

Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell has lost his second appeal over a 2010 elk poaching charge, with the Idaho Court of Appeals ruling unanimously that two lower courts correctly upheld Rammell’s misdemeanor conviction. He challenged it on multiple grounds, nearly all centering around his contention that the state didn’t prove he intended to unlawfully kill an elk in the Tex Creek Zone on Nov. 30, 2010. But the high court found that the offense requires no specific intent/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (Eye on Boise file photo)

Question: Anyone out there admit that they've voted for Rex Rammell at one time or another?

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?