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A journalist who interfered with a 2004 mountain lion hunt in
John H. Richardson, a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with a forest officer. He was sentenced June 5, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.
The activists, Rodney Coronado, 39, and Matt Crozier, 33, were each convicted of one felony and two misdemeanors in December. They are to be sentenced next month.
The tapes showed the pair wanted to sabotage efforts by wildlife officials to remove the lions from the canyon.
In the interviews, the pair described creating false trails for tracking dogs and trying to find and disarm traps set by authorities for the lions.
His time in jail served as punishment for both convictions, the release said.
The conviction of
“No one’s political views nor their profession grants them immunity from prosecution,” he said.
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