November 25, 2017

Aquarium founders plead guilty to shipping illegal lemon sharks, rays

KEY WEST, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) — The Idaho Aquarium and its co-founders pleaded guilty in Florida to conspiring to bring illegally harvested animals to Boise for display, court officials said.

Co-founders Chris Conk and Ammon Covino admitted buying spotted rays and lemon sharks from a Florida business to bring to Boise, the Idaho Statesman reported.

They, along with the non-profit organization, will be sentenced Dec. 3 in Key West.

Ammon Covino’s nephew, Peter Covino IV, was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days of home detention for obstruction of justice in relation to his uncle’s case, the Statesman said.

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Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/09/27/Aquarium-founders-plead-guilty-to-shipping-illegal-lemon-sharks-rays/UPI-51281380289232/