Sunday, June 05, 2005

ENDANGERED ANIMALS - Smuggler sentenced for trading rhino horn and aye-aye skulls

News from Newsday.com about a smuggler who got his comeuppance for trading parts of endangered animals.
A man who sneaked a leopard skin and endangered rhinoceros horns into the United States and signed an e-mail message to a potential customer as "Mike the Smuggler" was sentenced Friday to time served.

Michael W. Wilson, 43, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in March following an investigation that began when his 2001 Internet advertisement for the skull of an endangered primate called the aye-aye caught the attention of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Time served"? I wonder how long that was?
Harold |

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Like you said, Mr. Suddes, evil is repaid.
m&m

Anonymous said...

Every thing is not always as it seems. One needs to get the facts straight and yes good people get fucked at times.

Anonymous said...

Another article says the items were 40 or 50 years old and purchased legally and cheap at a pawn shop. Seems the crime was sending them to the USA. 6 months jail for that?