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Conservation department is investigating allegations that Talent has been fishing without a license

September 26, 2002
By: Theresa Hatley
State Capital Bureau

The Department of Conservation is planning to investigate the allegations that Senate hopeful Jim Talent has been fishing without a license.

A spokesman for the Department of Conservation says Talent's case will be investigated like any other case.

The maximum penalty for fishing without a license is $1,000 fine or up to one year in jail.

Mike Kelley, the director of the State Democratic Party, says this violation is a part of a series of laws Talent continues to break.

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Talent spokesman Rich Chrismer says Talent plans to aquire a fishing license at the next opportunity.