Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2022-05-27 12:29:58 –
Madison, Wisconsin (AP) —A federal grand jury has charged a man in Bayfield County with stealing timber from the Chekwamegon Nicolet National Forest.
The Wisconsin Journal reports that Mason’s 40-year-old Jerod Hessimovic was charged with three indictments in 2021 for stealing, injuring, deliberately logging and removing live oak from the forest. rice field.
According to the indictment, Hesimovic had a contract with the US Forest Office to harvest certain timber, but he violated his contract and harvested live oak.
The indictment seeks confiscation of $ 24,736. Hecimovich will face up to 11 years in prison if convicted of all three counts. Hecimovich’s lawyer was not listed in the online court records.