NC pair make deal for violating game laws in Neb.

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - A North Carolina couple who own an outfitting company that hired guides and worked for clients in Nebraska have been convicted of violating game laws.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says 31-year-old Britney Edney and her husband, 36-year-old Jason Edney, made plea deals. They live in Hendersonville, N.C.

The commission says Jason Edney was ordered to pay $35,000 in restitution and court costs. His five-year probation includes a ban on hunting, fishing or trapping. Britney Edney was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution and court costs. Her three-year probation also includes a ban on hunting, fishing or trapping.

The commission says the couple violated the federal Lacey Act, which bars the trade of fish, wildlife and plants that are illegally taken, transported or sold.

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