Rossi pleads guilty to illegal hunting practices

Corey Rossi. Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Former state Division of Wildlife Conservation Director Corey Rossi has pleaded guilty to illegal hunting practices, according to a release from Alaska State Troopers.

In an Anchorage court room today (Friday), Rossi admitted to a consolidated count of falsifying a bear sealing certificate and one count of unlawful acts by a big game guide. The plea was part of a deal the former state official made with prosecutors. It also calls for three years informal probation, a one-year suspension of his Big Game License, a one-year revocation of all hunting privileges, and a $5,000 fine.

Rossi resigned from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in January when the charges became public.

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