Saturday, September 06, 2008
Malik sentenced to community service for illegally taking elk
By Sean Dieterich, The Independent
PINETOP-LAKESIDE - Michael Malik, a Michigan man who became the center of controversy after an elk hunt on Porter Mountain last July, has been sentenced to eight hours of community service.
Malik was found guilty of firing too close to an occupied structure on Aug. 4 after a July 31 bench trial that lasted over 10 hours. The Pinetop-Lakeside Justice Court said Malik must serve the community service within 60 days. Malik must also write letters of apology to homeowners of Mountain View Ranch on Porter Mountain, where the hunt took place.
The execution of the sentence will be suspended pending the court's consideration of Malik's motion for a new trial.
Ofc. Jim Hinkel, the law enforcement program manager for the Pinetop office of Arizona Game and Fish, said the sentence handed down was "disappointing" but the department will begin their own disciplinary process. He said Malik could face a revocation of his license and a minimum civil assessment of $8,000 for the elk he killed.
"What Mr. Malik is looking at is revocation of licenses to hunt, fish or trap for up to five years," he said.
Hinkel added those revocations would not just be limited to Arizona. Since Arizona is part of a interstate wildlife violator compact, Malik could face revocations in 32 states and seven Canadian provinces, including Utah, California and New Mexico.
"If you're revoked in any one of the participating states, you're revoked in the rest of them," he said.
Hinkel said he would have liked to see the justice court hand down a tougher sentence to show other potential offenders that wildlife violations would be taken seriously. However, he said it would not affect how Game and Fish carries out their action.
"We're moving forward," Hinkel said.
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Monday, September 01, 2008
Address: DETROIT, MI 48201, WAYNE COUNTY
Case Number: J-0907-CR-20071509
Case Filing Date: 7/26/2007
Address: NAVAJO COUNTY, AZ
Court Offense: DSCHG FIREARM 1/4 MI RESIDENCE
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Attorney William D. Serwer has served/serves as Resident Agent for these entities believed to be affiliated with Detroit casino syndicator Michael Malik:
- Barwest, L.L.C. (Barstow, CA Casino)
- Blue Water Resorts Manager, Inc. (Port Huron, MI Casino)
- CB Property Holdings, Inc. (CB = Charlotte Beach)
- CB Property Investments, L.L.C.
- LCB Barwest, L.L.C. (Barstow, CA Casino)
- Gateway Casino Resorts, L.L.C. (Shinnecock, NY Casino)
- JR Property Holdings, L.L.C. (JR = Michael J. Malik, Jr.)
- MJM Charlotte Beach, L.L.C.
- MJM Enterprises Development Company (formerly North American Gaming Company)
- MJM Interactive Venture, L.L.C.
- MJM Security Venture, L.L.C.
- MV Land Holdings, L.L.C. (Malik & Vigliotti)
Serwer prepared and filed the original or amended articles of organizations for the following Malik affiliated entities (Malik serves as Resident Agent for these affiliates):
- Blue Water Holdings I, L.L.C.
- Blue Water Resorts, L.L.C.
- Hawaii Entertainment Associates, LLC
- Lucky 7 Development, L.L.C.
- MJM Bay Mills, Inc.
- MJM Blue Water, L.L.C.
- MJM Blue Water Investors, LLC
- MJM Border Holdings, L.L.C.
- MJM Royal Properties, L.L.C.
- Renegade Charters, L.L.C.
Joseph Ehrlich represented Marian Ilitch before the Michigan Gaming Control Board during her acquisition of MGM/Mirage Resort Group’s shares of MotorCity Casino in 2005.
According to a letter from David Dortman, environmental quality analyst for the DEQ’s Land and Water Management Division, the proposed project “will have significant adverse impacts on the natural resources associated with the St. Clair River.
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