To this point, a hefty fine was going to be Roger Byrd’s punishment for willfully destroying mangroves on his riverfront property in Jupiter. In something of a shocker, a town magistrate ordered him to pay $1.6 million in a case that has seen Roger Byrd and his wife, Myrna, vilified for so obviously seeming to put themselves above the law.
But now Roger Byrd faces the possibility that he could go to jail for almost two years for hiring crews to cut down the 109 mangroves and then trucking in sand to dump on the gouged earth. The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office has filed…Read Entire Article Here
February 10, 2012
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