Man con­victed of hav­ing bald ea­gle

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A man faces up to six months in prison for il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a bald ea­gle he al­legedly wanted to train for hunt­ing.

Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say 53-year-old Sam Mathew of Mis­souri City re­mains free on bond pend­ing sen­tenc­ing in Fe­bru­ary. A jury on Mon­day con­victed Mathew of vi­o­lat­ing the Mi­gra­tory Bird Treaty Act.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Mathew in­tended to catch

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