Liz Cheney Pays Fine For Fishy Fishing License

Republican Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney paid a $220 bond Wednesday for making a false statement on an application for a fishing license last year, Jackson Hole News&Guide reported.

Records show that the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney received a license 72 days after closing on her Wyoming house in May 2012, having just relocated from Virginia. State law requires that residents live in the state 365 consecutive days before they are eligible to receive a resident hunting or fishing license, however.

Wyoming state law provides that: “No person shall procure or attempt to procure any license or tag under this act by false swearing, fraud, or false statement of any kind or in any form.”

Cheney, who is mounting a primary bid against Sen. Mike Enzi (R), claimed earlier this month that the “clerk must have made a mistake.”

 

 

 

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