In fact, Katie’s Law is named after Katie Sepich, a 22-year old college student whose killer Martinez prosecuted and convicted.ALBUQUERQUE – This morning in federal court, Kevin J. Quintana and Vigil also were required to forfeit the chainsaws they used to unlawfully cut and harvest the trees. M., each entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor offense of unlawfully cutting and destroying trees growing on federal public lands. Quintana and Vigil each was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay ,495.20 in restitution to the U. Forest Service which will be used for reforestation projects and community awareness to deter future timber crimes.
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Susana Martinez is the Governor of the State of New Mexico.
The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.
Forest Service to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
According to court records, Quintana and Vigil were arrested on Nov. Shortly thereafter, Vigil admitted that a large amount of the timber that was already loaded on the truck was harvested on NFS lands.
Forest Service Officer observed them cutting and loading timber onto a truck that was parked on National Forest Systems Lands (NFS lands) in the Santa Fe National Forest in San Miguel County, N. At the time, both Quintana and Vigil claimed that the timber was harvested on private property with permission from the landowner.