Labadieville man pleads guilty to sea gull killing spree

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

NEW ORLEANS - A Labadieville man recently pleaded guilty for the illegal killing of 49 sea gulls in Eastern District Federal Court.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited Jackoby D. Bertot, 29, for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in September following a lengthy investigation.

Agents uncovered that the subject utilized a vehicle to speed through a flock of resting sea gulls in the Home Depot parking lot of the Elmwood Area shopping center

Bertot was ordered to pay a fine of $1,210 and serve a one year inactive probation.

Violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act carry up to $15,000 in fines and up to six months in prison.