Logger Ordered to Pay Restitution to Victims 

A logger from Skowhegan has been ordered to pay almost 95-thousand dollars in restitution to ten victims after he is released from prison for timber theft.Gerald Nelson Jr. was sentenced to five years in prison last year on charges of theft from woodlot owners in Maine and New Hampshire.In a decision released this week, a Lincoln County judge ordered Nelson to pay the restitution when his sentence is completed.According to the Attorney General’s office, the timber thefts occurred between 2000 and 2006 from landowners with woodlots in Augusta, Fairfield, Newport, Freedom, Peru, Carmel, Sumner and Canton, as well as a town in New Hampshire.