Three LV Men Face Poaching Charges

Three Las Vegas men face federal charges after state game wardens say they broke up a wildlife poaching ring responsible for illegally killing dozens of animals, including ducks protected under the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  The three suspects, scheduled to go to trial Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. are 36-year-old Adrian Acevedo-Hernandez, 31-year-old Jose Luis Montufar-Canales and 31-year-old J. Nemias Reyes Marin. 

All three are charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Acevedo-Hernandez also is charged with violating the Migratory Bird Act.  Game warden Cameron Waithman told The Associated Press Monday the state turned the case over to federal agents this summer after the three were convicted on state misdemeanor charges in Churchill, Lincoln, and Elko counties. A Facebook posting by one of the men featuring illegally killed deer helped the state investigation.

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