Pair Fined For Illegal Trafficking Of Eagle Parts

Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 15:00



Two North Battleford residents were fined a total of $28,500 under the Wildlife Act in North Battleford Provincial Court yesterday.


Pawn shop owner Linda Bomok was convicted of trafficking in wildlife, including bald eagle and golden eagle parts.


She was fined $25,000.


Anthony Fineday pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking under the Wildlife Act, and was fined $3,500.


Environment Ministry spokesman Gary Provencher says the evidence the Crown had in the case included Aboriginal dance costumes, as well as eagle feathers and wings that were going to be used to design more costume material.


The conviction is the result of a year-long investigation by the Ministry of Environment.