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Beachcomber’s conviction of ‘unauthorized removal’ reversed (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court reverses a criminal conviction for “unauthorized removal” of personal property, for a woman who cut a length of rope from a beached fishing vessel at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and took a floating life preserver from the boat, the “Freda Marie.” This appeal only focuses on one element of the ...