Virginia Wyoming candidate for Senate paid $220 to the Ninth Circuit Court on the charge of making a false statement to obtain a fishing license.
A citation/complaint ticket in the court file states that Cheney “fail[ed] to meet residency requirements as required,” according to the ticket signed by Wyoming Game and Fish Jackson Supervisor Tim Fuchs.
The citation alleges the infraction took place on or about 9:18 a.m. Aug. 3, 2012 at West Bank Anglers near Teton Village…
Wyoming resident fishing and game licenses require the purchaser to sign a residency statement. It says “Under penalty of prosecution I swear that the information given by me above and below my signature is true and correct. I swear under penalty of prosecution that I am a Wyoming resident as defined in WS 23-1-102 (a)… and have domiciled in Wyoming for not less than one(1) year and have not claimed residence anywhere for any purpose during the one year immediately preceding the purchase of this license.”
She has said that she did not know one was required to live in Wyoming for the immediately previous 365 days to qualify as a resident.
So you can’t get a fishing license in a state you’ve barely lived in, but you can represent the people in that state in the U.S. Senate.