Berne Man, Samuel G. Graber Fined For Killing A Bald Eagle
FORT WAYNE (STL.News) Samuel G. Graber, age 24, of Berne, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Susan Collins following his plea of guilty to unlawfully killing a migratory bird, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Bell.
Graber’s sentence was suspended, he was ordered to complete 6 months probation, and to pay a fine of $5,000 for the incident.
According to documents presented in this case, on or about November 2, 2019, Graber unlawfully killed a bald eagle, a migratory bird as defined by 50 CFR10.13, in violation of Title 16 U.S.C. §703. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the $5,000 fine will be paid to the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund.