Press Release

Wasilla man indicted for perjury in fish and game case

May 9, 2013

On May 7, 2013, an Anchorage Grand Jury indicted Wasilla based big-game guide-outfitter Chad A. Reel on six felony counts, including one count of falsifying a business record, one count of tampering with physical evidence and four counts of perjury. The grand jury also indicted Danny J. Davis of Priest Lake, Idaho on two counts of perjury. Mr. Davis was a client of Mr. Reel. The indictments were based on the results of a multistate fish and game investigation involving Alaska Wildlife Troopers Wildlife Investigations Unit and Texas Game Wardens. In addition to the felony counts, Mr. Reel faces 15 related misdemeanor fish and game counts, involving the illegal taking, possessing, and transporting of dall sheep. Mr. Davis faces four related misdemeanor fish and game counts.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Both defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the State must prove a defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you have any information regarding commercial fishing violations or other fishing or wildlife crimes, please contact the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and visit their webpage.

CONTACT: Assistant Attorney General Arne Soldwedel @ (907) 269-6250 at the Office of Special Prosecutions.

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