Overreach? MT Veteran Sent to Prison Over a Pond
The Daily Signal, a product of the Heritage Foundation, is profiling a series of cases involving overreach by the federal government. One of the cases comes from right here in Montana:
Joe Robertson, a Navy veteran from Montana, was 78 when he was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $130,000 in restitution through deductions from his Social Security checks.
Robertson, whose business supplied water trucks to Montana firefighters, dug a series of small ponds close to his home in 2013 and 2014. The site was a wooded area near a channel, a foot wide and a foot deep, with two to three garden hoses’ worth of flow, according to court documents.
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The Heritage Foundation also featured this video on federal government overreach: