Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Game warden faces possible prison

Ready for sentencing

I thought conservation officers were supposed to catch lawbreakers, not be  lawbreakers. From the Associated Press:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Monday is scheduled to sentence a former Ohio wildlife officer convicted of helping a South Carolina hunter illegally obtain an Ohio deer license at a discount that saved him about $105.
Allan Wright was also convicted of seizing the antlers of two deer taken illegally and giving the antlers to a friend instead of securing them as crime evidence.
Prosecutors are seeking three months in prison, a year of supervised release and a $1,000 fine, while Wright is asking for probation and a reasonable fine.
Government prosecutors argue the case involves a pattern of criminal conduct and that Wright’s actions jeopardized the honor system that is the backbone of state hunting and fishing programs.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources fired Wright in October.