Rogue Outfitter Might Lose Cabin

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 14:48



An Alberta man who pleaded guilty to operating an illegal outfitting operation north of La Ronge won’t learn his fate until June.


76-year-old Rene Glenn appeared in La Ronge Provincial Court yesterday for sentencing arguments.


He has admitted to illegally operating a fishing outfit from his recreational cabin at Jewett Lake for years — accommodating regular customers from as far away as Kansas.


Prosecutors allege this has been taking place for the better part of three decades — a claim Glenn disputes.


The Crown is asking the judge to consider forfeiture of his $114,000 cabin — which was seized during the investigation — as well as a substantial fine ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.


The defence is seeking a significantly lower sentence of a fine of $2,000 to $3,000 due to a combination of factors — including Glenn’s lack of a previous criminal record, his guilty plea, the one-year seizure of his cabin, and what his lawyer argues is a lack of evidence to show he made a real profit from the operation.


Sentencing will take place on June 12th.