Woman Fined $100K For Felling Public Trees

From an AP story in The Los Angeles Times:
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An Incline Village woman who hired a company to chop down trees on national forest land to enhance her view of Lake Tahoe agreed Thursday to pay $100,000 restitution and do 80 hours of community service in a plea deal with federal prosecutors that likely will keep her out of prison._

That may seem like a lot, but in the end she's got her view and the felony charges [with penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines) were dropped. Her lawyer told the Times he was pleased with the deal.