Alex Hall sentenced to 21 months in prison

AlexSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – An Ogden man who pleaded guilty in the release of hundreds of animals from a mink farm has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Alex Jason Hall pleaded guilty to damaging or interfering with an animal enterprise in the August 2008 raid on the South Jordan mink farm.

The 22-year-old apologized at his sentencing in U.S. District Court Wednesday. Hall was accused of letting about 650 mink loose and destroying breeding records at the McMullin mink farm.

The farm recovered most of the mammals but several mink died after being hit by cars or from stress after they returned to the farm.

Another man, 23-year-old William James Viehl, was sentenced two years in federal prison for the break-in.

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