Yakama members sentenced for selling eagle parts

Yakima, Washington (AP) April 2011

Two people from Granger have been sentenced in federal court for conspiring to sell bald and golden eagle parts.

U.S. Attorney Michael C. Ormsby said 39-year-old Ricky S. Wahchumwah and his wife, 40-year-old Victoria M. Jim, were sentenced on April 14.

A jury found Ricky Wahchumwah, a Yakama tribal member, guilty of conspiracy, three counts of selling or offering to sell eagle parts and one count of selling wildlife in violation of the Lacey Act. Victoria Jim, also a Yakama tribal member, was found guilty of conspiracy, two counts of selling or offering to sell eagle parts and one count of acquiring wildlife in violation of the Lacey Act.

The man was sentenced to one month in jail, three months of home confinement, followed by two years of court supervision. Victoria Jim was ordered to serve two weeks in jail, three month home confinement and two years court supervision.



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