Corey Rossi has been charged with game violations and has resigned from the state Fish and Game department. Rossi was director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation. He is charged with falsifying bear tags in 2008, when he was a registered assistant big game guide. The state Office of Special Prosecutions says evidence to support the charges was brought to their attention by investigators from another state. Rossi reported killing four black bears in the Susitna Valley, but the charges say three of them were actually killed by out-of-state guiding clients.
Some professionals in the department opposed Rossi’s appointment to head the Division in 2010, calling him unqualified.
He was not responding to news media inquiries last night.