Kiowa man pleads guilty over illegal trafficking of eagle feathers

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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