Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Claremont donut shop owner sentenced for ivory smuggling

The owner of Pixie Donuts on Base Line Road by Vons will not serve any jail time despite pleading guilty to illegally smuggling ivory from endangered African elephants.

In federal court yesterday, Moun Chau was handed 2 years of probation and a fine of $3,800.

Chau pleaded guilty to importing the ivory back in April. He could have faced up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 under the terms of his plea agreement.

You can read more background about this story here.

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