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Four indicted in Oklahoma over illegal sale of eagle feathers

Four people -- including three tribal members -- have been indicted in Oklahoma for the possession, transport and sale of a bald eagle feathers and parts.

William Creepingbear, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, and Tuhtaka Neshoba Wilson, a member of the Choctaw Nation, were charged in one indictment. Prosecutors say Wilson sold a bald eagle from relatives and sold it to Creepingbear, who then sold eagle feathers to others.

In a second indictment, Brandon Roberts, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, was charged with possessing, transporting and selling bald eagle feathers. Michael J. Yount was charged with similar crimes in a third indictment but he was not reported to be a member of a federally recognized tribe.

Get the Story:
Press Release: Four Men Indicted for Illegal Possession and Sale of Bald Eagle Carcass and Eagle Feathers (US Attorney 5/18)
Feds indict 4 in bald eagle case (The Edmond Sun 5/19)
Four face federal charges over bald eagle carcass (KFOR-TV 5/20)

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