David V. Forni, 49, Tigard, pleaded guilty on Jan. 11 to a charge of unlawfully loaning an elk tag. The misdemeanor charge was reduced to a violation in connection with the plea.

Forni's sentence was $720 in fines, $96 in fees and suspension of his hunting license for two years.

Forni is the first of a number of game defendants, all associated with an Oregon State Police investigation involving the Shilo Ranch in the Troy area, to see his case resolved in court. Brian Hemstreet, 34, Portland, is scheduled for a plea/sentencing date in February.

Forni was also charged with aiding in a game violation and tampering with evidence. The other two charges against Forni are being dismissed.

Last summer motions to suppress evidence in connection with game charges against Forni, Hemstreet, Gordon Caudle, 49, of Hillsboro and Greg Clapper, 54, of Portland, resulted in a ruling that the OPS legally obtained most evidence. However, the ruling did suppress evidence obtained by a warrant search at the Forni and Clapper residences.

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