A rural Duncomb man has reached a plea agreement on charges he rigged a rack. 64-year-old William Lilienthal of pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two felony counts of involving the making or submitting false records pertaining to wildlife intended for interstate sale. Lilienthal pleaded guilty to altering a set of deer antlers to increase the antlers overall value. Court records indicate Lilienthal submitted the false records to Boone and Crocket Club in Montana which uses a ranking system to give antlers a score that determines their value. He then sold the antlers with the altered score to a buyer in Maine for five thousand dollars. Lilienthal was given a plea agreement that included five months in prison, three years supervised release and 20-thousand dollars in fines and restitution. Lilienthal’s case was a continuation of another case against George Waters, of rural West Branch. Waters was sentenced in January 2004 to 57 months in federal prison and received a 40-thousand dollar fine for two felony violations involving false wildlife records.
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