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Sep 27, 2013 8:56 AM by AP

Assumption man cited for killing 49 sea gulls

State wildlife and fisheries agents have cited an Assumption Parish man for killing 49 sea gulls in a suburban New Orleans parking lot.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in a news release Thursday, said 30-year-old Jackoby D. Bertot, of Labadieville, was cited for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Agents began the investigation after receiving complaints by business managers in Jefferson about a man in a white pickup truck speeding through a resting flock of sea gulls in a parking lot Sept. 2. Agents identified the driver through interviews, witness statements and multiple surveillance videos.
Bertot faces up to a $15,000 fine and six months in jail if convicted. Additional fines may be imposed for each bird killed in the alleged incident.

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