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Former Wildlife Officer Accused Of Pocketing Fines

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - An attorney has filed a motion for a former
state wildlife officer to be re-arraigned on a charge that he
pocketed a one-thousand dollar fine that was supposed to go to the
state. U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves has scheduled a hearing for
Monday in federal court at London for Stephen Isaacs of Mount
Vernon. The purpose of a re-arraignment is for a defendant to plead
guilty. Isaacs allegedly had deer and turkey poachers mail their
fine payments to his post office box.
Isaacs was a state conservation officer at the time. The
poachers' fines were supposed to go to the Kentucky Department of
Fish and Wildlife Resources. The indictment says that from April
2005 to March last year, Isaacs received 17 payments, totaling
95-hundred dollars, from the mother of the convicted poachers.
Isaacs stopped working for the department in April.

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