Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother, Daughter Pair Sentenced In Monkey Smuggling

rhesus smugglingThe mother and daughter found guilty of smuggling a monkey into the United States have been sentenced. Gypsy Lawson, 28, of Spokane and her mother Fran Ogren, 56, of Northport, were found guilty of two crimes in December 2008; smuggling and conspiring to smuggle a rhesus macaque monkey into the United States, which is against federal law.

Both have been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Additionally, both will be under court supervision for 3-years and must pay $4,507 in restitution.

Story here.

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