Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

December 5, 2006

BANGOR, Maine --An Edmunds man serving a six-month sentence in Washington County Jail for slaughtering animals faces sentencing in federal court after pleading guilty to killing and attempting to kill federally protected wildlife.

Kevin S. Farley Jr., 45, faces up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $15,000 on each of the four federal misdemeanor charges. A sentencing date is not expected to be set until after a pre-sentence report has been filed, which could take up to 90 days.

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UncleJaque
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Is this the same guy....

...Who told the Judge that spotted owl tastes just like bald eagle?

What's with the "Pets"?
I didn't think that people were supposed to keep harbor seals as "pets", did you?

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

He's not a hunter. He's a poacher.

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

[quote="Corvus"]He's not a hunter. He's a poacher.[/quote]
He's less than that.

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

I wonder how many times a warden has to watch someone break the law before he can be considered part of the crime? Seems to me if the guy was night hunting he just should have arrested him. Riding around with him for a year to see just how many times he would break the law seems out of line.

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

Indeed - think of all the hours that could have been utilized looking for koi, or seizing framed dead seagulls.

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

[quote][b]Edmunds man to return to jail for killing seal[/b]
By Judy Harrison
Friday, May 11, 2007 - Bangor Daily News

BANGOR — An Edmunds man who recently served six months in the Washington County Jail for slaughtering animals, including a neighbor’s pets, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to another six months for killing and attempting to kill federally protected wildlife.

Kevin S. Farley, Jr., 45, also was sentenced to one year of supervised release. [/quote]

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

Did you catch the reader comments:

[i][size=9][b]Vicki of Pembroke, ME - 05/11/07
Actually, Erin, he isn't a disgusting human being, but he did do wrong, has taken full responsibility, and is taking his punishment. One must also remember that the media is not always provided with the complete details of any event, so they are often unable to provide a full picture of the facts. I hope some day my brother gets to tell his side of the story. Believe me, there is another side[/b][/size]. [/i]

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

So - what's stopping him from telling his side of the story? He's been convicted, so I assume it wouldn't affect his legal case, unless he's planning to appeal.

Sounds like a trigger-happy cretin to me - hunting his neighbor's pets?????

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Maine hunter pleads guilty to federal charges

"At his sentencing in state court, Farley told the judge he didn't know why he went on the killing spree and blamed the wardens who were working undercover at the time. He said they befriended him and pressured him to kill the animals."

I'd like to know more about this statement. Personal responsibility still rules, but this is an interesting statement and should be investigated.

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