Tim DeChristopher who faked Utah energy lease bids sentenced to 2 years
A Utah man lionized by environmentalists for crashing a 2008 government auction of energy leases near two national parks was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $10,000 on Tuesday.
“I’m not saying there isn’t a place for civil disobedience,” Benson said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, “but it can’t be the order of the day.”
In March, a jury convicted DeChristopher, 29, of two felonies: making a false statement and violating laws on oil and gas leasing. He was not allowed to testify about his motivations for bidding.