No.2 of Three Model Cases of Procuratorial Organs' Application of the System of Giving a Lenient Punishment for Pleading Guilty and Accepting Punishment Published by the Supreme People's Procuratorate: People v. Feng (case regarding dispute over illegal logging)
- Date Issued：10-24-2019
- No.2 of Three Model Cases of Procuratorial Organs' Application of the System of Giving a Lenient Punishment for Pleading Guilty and Accepting Punishment Published by the Supreme People's Procuratorate: People v. Feng (case regarding dispute over illegal logging)
- From the middle to the end of December 2018, for the purpose of setting up trellis for planting the fruits of Chinese magnoliavine, the criminal suspect Feng illegally logged 121 Manchurian Lilac trees, including 115 seedlings, by using a hand saw in the working circle of Zhishan Forest Farm under the Forestry Bureau of Hailin City, Heilongjiang Province, and all of the illegally logged trees were carried back to the land where he planted the fruits of Chinese magnoliavine. On May 24, 2019, it was identified by Heilongjiang Hailin Forest Resource Assets Assessment Co., Ltd. that the trees illegally logged by Feng were Manchurian Lilac trees, which were not protected trees (or rare trees) and the total growing stock was 0.0811 m3. In accordance with the provisions of Article 345 of the Criminal Law and Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate on Several Issues concerning the Application of Law in Cases of Illegal Logging and Denudation of Trees , Feng was suspected of being guilty of illegal logging. On May 21, 2019, the Public Security Bureau of the Hailin Forestry Region docketed this case for investigation into the criminal suspect Feng's suspected illegal logging.