San Diego woman pleaded guilty last week to seven misdemeanor counts of defiling rock formations with graffiti in seven national parks and has been banned from 524 million acres of public lands during her two years of probation.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto also sentenced Casey Nocket, 23, to 200 hours of community work. A hearing to determine the amount of restitution Nocket is required to pay will be held at a later date.
Nocket declined to make a statement on her own behalf during a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Fresno, federal prosecutors said. She was unavailable for comment later.
“The defendant’s defacement of multiple rock formations showed a lack of respect for the law and our shared national treasures,” said acting U.S. Atty. Phillip A. Talbert. “The National Park Service has worked hard to restore the rock formations to their natural state, completing clean-up efforts in five of the seven national parks.”
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