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Last year, four Canadian filmmakers were arrested after photos and a video were published showing them walking on off-limits geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. While one of the four individuals was slapped with an $8,000 fine and unsupervised probation back in November, as well as a 5-year ban from U.S. national parks, the other three faced trials, and have now been sentenced following guilty pleas entered last Thursday.
Of the three individuals, Justis Cooper Price Brown pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition and foot traffic in a thermal area, and was fined $3,500 and issued community service, according to the Billings Gazette.
Brown’s two companions, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh and Charles Ryker Gamble, both pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition and foot travel in a thermal area for their actions in Yellowstone.
The duo were also charged for actions performed in Death Valley, Zion and Mesa Verde National Parks. They pleaded guilty to performing commercial photography sans a permit, riding a bike in the wilderness and using a drone in a closed area. Both were sentenced to 7 days in jail, fined $2,000 and ordered to perform community service for Yellowstone Forever.
Via: Billings Gazette