Federal jury convicts man in illegal wolf killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man has been convicted of violating the Endangered Species Act and lying to a federal official in connection with the 2010 killing of two gray wolves — a threatened species at the time.

The wolf was removed from Minnesota’s endangered list earlier this year.

A federal jury convicted 55-year-old Vernon Lee Hoff of Finland on Friday. A message left with his attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Federal-jury-convicts-man-in-illegal-wolf-killing-4045023.php#ixzz2DPCyimhL

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