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Utah Lawmaker Pays Off Restitution For ATV Protest Ride

A state lawmaker who was found guilty several years ago of leading an illegal ATV protest ride through a southern Utah canyon has paid off restitution to end a legal battle over the matter. 

A court filing Tuesday shows Phil Lyman paid the $86,305 Monday when the court received his personal check. Lyman, a Republican, became a cause celebre in the movement challenging U.S. management of Western public lands when he led an all-terrain vehicle protest ride in 2014 through a canyon that officials had closed to motorized traffic to protect ruins that are nearly 2,000 years old.