USC Trustee Fined For Killing Protected Bird

(Columbia, SC) -- A University of South Carolina trustee is fined for killing a federally-protected bird.

Columbia U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs ordered that USC trustee Charles Williams pay a 30-thousand dollars for killing seven red-tailed hawks on undeveloped property he formerly owned.

Federal investigators determined that Williams killed as many as 30 of the bird species between 2013 and 2014 in Orangeburg County.

 The penalty was a reduction of a June 2016 ruling that ordered he paid 75-thousand-dollars and do community service.


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