12:30 p.m., May 4
Locals Charged with Peddling Endangered, Protected Species
Four San Diego County citizens have been criminally charged with using internet sites to sell endangered species and other protected wildlife illegally. The charges announced in Los Angeles are the result of the Operation Cyberwild task force.
Among nine cases filed this morning (Jan. 6) in federal court in L.A. are ones against San Diego Countians Lisa Naumu, for allegedly selling an $8,000 leopard skin coat through Craigslist; Dan Tram "Majkah" Huynh, for allegedly selling an Asian arowana to an undercover agent for $2,500 after placing an ad on Craigslist; Alex Madar, for allegedly selling sea turtle leather shoes after a posting on Craigslist, and Tyler Homesley of Ramona, for allegedly selling three birds, including two protected migratory birds, after placing an ad online.
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