Posted: Sep 15, 2010 3:40 PM by Melissa Canone
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hunting guide from Louisiana has been
charged with illegally hunting alligators.
Wednesday's federal indictment in Baton Rouge charges
36-year-old Gregory K. Dupont, of Plaquemine, with violating the
Lacey Act, a wildlife protection law.
Dupont is a licensed alligator hunter and owner of Louisiana
The indictment accuses him of illegally hunting American
alligators three times in 2005 and 2006.
Each count carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison
and a $250,000 fine.