Saturday, February 28, 2009

Caviar Dealer Sentenced for Smuggling Paddlefish Roe

A Florida caviar dealer will spend 18 months in Federal prison and he and his company must pay $300,000 in fines for illegally exporting American paddlefish caviar from the United States to Belgium. The defendants, who were convicted on felony conspiracy and wildlife charges stemming from a Service investigation, must also forfeit $122,000 worth of roe.

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