Probation may be revoked for man in 'Romeo' case

Myers alleged to have received improper unemployment benefits

Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Juneau man sentenced Nov. 3, 2010, to multiple big game hunting violations may have his probation revoked Thursday in Juneau Superior Court for theft and false statements to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

According to paperwork presented by the labor department’s Unemployment Insurance Investigations, Park Myers made false statements material to unreported income, with the intent to obtain benefits for which he was not entitled while working at a Juneau construction site.

Myers failed to report his gross earnings when filing biweekly claim certifications and, as a result, received benefits he was not entitled to for the weeks of Oct. 30, 2010, Nov. 6, 2010, and Nov. 13, 2010, according to the report.

A petition to revoke probation from Attorney General John J. Burns was signed by Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny on Tuesday.

In addition to probation, Myers received a sentence of 330 days in jail, all suspended. He also had $7,500 of a total of $12,500 in fines suspended. Myers’ conviction stemmed from bear baiting and other illegal hunting activities, including the shooting of a black wolf determined by many local animal experts to be Romeo, the wolf who frequented the Mendenhall Glacier area.

Calls to the attorney who defended Myers during the hunting violations case were not immediately returned.

• Contact Klas Stolpe at
523-2263 or klas.stolpe@juneauempire.com.



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