Photos from 2006 have emerged showing Dr. Walter Palmer, the man who murdered Cecil The Lion recently in Africa, in the aftermath of an illegal bear hunt.
The former Mitt Romney donor and staunch Republican then allegedly bribed the guides with $20,000 so they would lie to cover up his actions, then made false statements during a federal investigation by prosecutors.
Palmer’s actions were all for naught, and his scheme was eventually discovered. He was tried, pleaded guilty but then only paid a $3000 fine as part of a plea agreement with the prosecution.
This is the same person who claimed he, “had no idea killing Cecil The Lion was illegal.” Right.
Here are the disgusting photos that Palmer unsuccessfully bribed people $20,000 to keep you from seeing:
The plea for felony charges came in 2008, which included prosecution for the illegal hunt in addition to making false statements to Fish and Wildlife Service about the hunt where the bear was killed, due to the fact the animal was hunted outside the authorized hunting zone. This was EXACTLY what this sickening person did to Cecil The Lion. Now tell me again how he didn’t know what he was doing.
As part of the plea deal, Palmer was given 1 year probation and a $2938 dollar fine, in lieu of a 5 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $250,000.
U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil, who got involved when Palmer crossed state lines with the bear, gave this statement regarding the case.
As soon as the bear was killed, Palmer and the three guys he was with – guides – they agreed they would lie about it. He was lying to us. He was offering to pay, it turns out, about $20,000 to keep the others who were in the hunt, to have them lie, so that’s a fairly aggressive cover-up.
Another despicable example of the general conservative mentality: love to torture and kill innocent animals because they think man has “dominion” over the planet, think the law only applies to poor people, use money to cover up bad and illegal behavior — but somehow think THEY are the real victims.