Kiowa man pleads guilty over illegal trafficking of eagle feathers
Posted: Friday, July 8, 2011
William Creepingbear, a member of the Kiowa Tribe
, pleaded guilty for the illegal trafficking of eagle feathers and eagle parts.
According to federal prosecutors, Creepingbear bought a bald eagle from another man and sold the feathers to his relatives.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to purchase and sell a bald eagle carcass and bald eagle feathers.
Creepingbear faces up to five years in prison a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced.
The other man in the case, Tuhtaka Neshoba Wilson, a member of the Choctaw Nation
, is due to go to trial on August 8.
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