Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Bald and Golden Eagles

Travis Branson, a Washington resident, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, violating the Lacey Act, and trafficking bald and golden eagles after the government alleged he killed and sold eagles on the black market between January 2015 and March 2021. Branson is scheduled for sentencing on July 31, 2024, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and faces potential fines and imprisonment.