Grand Junction Man Sentenced For Poaching
Nathan Simms has been sentenced for his involvement in illegal hunts in western Colorado and Utah.
The United States Federal Court passed down the judgment in the case of Simms, who has pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor violations and further violations of the Lacey Act in whereas:
'Under the Lacey Act, it is unlawful to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold: 1) in violation of U.S. or Indian law, or 2) in interstate or foreign commerce involving any fish, wildlife, or plants taken possessed or sold in violation of State or foreign law.'
The sentencing equals a three month prison term. On top of that, Simms will be confined to his home for six months after, two years probation and a $2,000 fine.
A Mack man, Christopher Loncarich, who owns the outfitting company where Simms worked is currently serving a 27-month federal prison sentence for his actions in these illegal hunts.
Christopher Loncarich of Mack, the owner of an outfitting business that employed Simms is now serving a 27-month sentence in federal prison.