Posts in Category: Virginia Cases

Beachcomber’s “Unauthorized Removal” of Floaties Now Authorized

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 life preserver from the boat, the Freda Marie, that was floating nearby.
Tait v. U.S. (VLW 011-3-037) (31 pp.)