Two Alaskan guides sentenced
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — Two Juneau guides have been sentenced
for wildlife crimes.
Shawn and Shane Hooton earlier pleaded guilty to one count of
conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act. Prosecutors say they conspired
with their father, Larry Hooten, also a registered guide, to exceed
their one hunt permit for brown bears on Admiralty Island.
Prosecutors say instead of one bear, the Hootens took four.
Forty-two-year-old Shawn Hooton was sentenced to two years
probation, three months home confinement and a $30,000 fine. He
also is prohibited from commercial guiding and hunting during his
two years’ probation.
Forty-one-year-old Shane Hooton was sentenced to one year
probation and a fine of $20,000. He also is prohibited from
commercial guiding and hunting while on probation.
Larry Hooten will be sentenced in March.