Men accused of trafficking “caviar”
03/15/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Kansas City, Missouri – Eight men have been accused in a paddlefish poaching scheme in which they purportedly sold their eggs as caviar. As reported by Reuters, the men were indicted on trafficking charges this week in connection with the unlawful taking of the protected species following a multi-year investigation.
Transporting paddlefish eggs that have been taken from the carcass of the fish is prohibited in the state of Missouri. The American paddlefish is deemed by many states to be an endangered species.
For the federal charges of violating the Lacey Act, the men may receive up to five years in prison and be required to pay a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.
Justice News Flash delivers the latest in Kansas City legal news.
Address: 215 South Olive Suite 300 W. Palm Beach FL 33401
Other News / Press Releases
- Nicole Scherzinger opens up about self-esteem battle, new album
- Panel approves $800,000 in spending for help with Ebola in Ohio
- Nurse’s aide in Spain now free of Ebola
- Maria Menounos has run in with attacker
- Black bear eats man after death
- Ricki Lake, husband of two years split up
- Facebook seeks to ‘unfriend’ DEA fake profile pages
- Quick-loss diets may be beneficial, according to study
- Jon Gosselin reportedly booted from home
- Glenn Close opens up about growing up in cult