Berne man fined

A Berne man was fined recently for killing a bald eagle.

Samuel G. Graber, 24, had pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing a migratory bird. His sentence was suspended, and U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Susan Collins ordered him to complete six months probation and pay a $5,000 fine.

According to court documents, on or about Nov. 2, 2019, Graber unlawfully killed a bald eagle. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, his $5,000 fine will go to the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund.