Ariz. man lacked permit for tours of Grand Canyon

Associated Press Published: September 21, 2012
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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man temporarily has been banned from Grand Canyon National Park after being cited for providing commercial guide services without a permit.

Brian Thompson pleaded guilty in U.S. Magistrate Court earlier this month to engaging in business without a permit. He won't be allowed to enter Grand Canyon during his year of probation and cannot give tours or act as a guide in any other national park or forest.

A Grand Canyon ranger acting as a tourist interested in Thompson's guide services for a backpacking trip arrested him in late August after verifying that he lacked the necessary permit.

The arrest resulted from routine monitoring of backcountry use and permits in the park.



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