A Tuba City man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 30 days in jail and a $2,000 fine for illegally selling golden eagle parts.
According to information from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix, Patrick Scott, 47, will also have to serve five months of confinement at home and a year of probation for the conviction.
Scott pleaded guilty in December to one count of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which is a felony. He admitted he used the Internet to illegally offer to sell a golden eagle fan for $950. An undercover officer agreed to purchase the fan, and Scott was arrested after the purchase. He also admitted to selling other migratory bird parts -- including bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and rough-legged hawks -- between 2007 and 2009.
According to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is "unlawful to possess, offer to sell, sell, offer to purchase, or purchase any migratory bird or bird part, or any product that consists, or is composed in whole or in part, of any such bird or bird part."
-- Sun staff reports