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2 ex-wildlife officials sentenced for crimes

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Authorities say two former Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks employees have been sentenced on wildlife-related charges.
   
U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says in a news release the men were sentenced Wednesday in Jackson.
   
The release says Darrel Eugene Dew, a former conservation officer, pleaded guilty to charges related to taking wild turkeys and deer on federal lands.
   
He was fined $750 plus a $60 assessment fee and agreed to forfeit a shotgun, bow and various animal parts.
   
Jason Thomas Kerr, a former area manager, was found guilty of conspiring with Dew.
   
Kerr was fined $500 plus a $10 assessment.
   
Both were placed on one year of federal probation that prohibits them from hunting and from entering any U.S. national forest or U.S. national wildlife refuge for two years.

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