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Ohio Man Fined $8,000, forfeits ivory

Aug. 20, 2013

An Ohio man was fined $8,000 and ordered perform community service after previously pleading guilty to falsely labeling a package containing wildlife items, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Mark St. John, 53, of Northwood, Ohio, falsely labeled an elephant ivory shipment destined for an overseas buyer on June 1, 2011, according to court documents.

He also forfeited his collection of more than 700 pieces of ivory as part of the plea, according to court documents.

The investigating agency in this case is the United State Fish & Wildlife Service, Delaware, Ohio. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gene Crawford.


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