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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ponchatoula Turtle Farmer Sentenced for Lacey Act Violation

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – KEITH D. BOUDREAUX, age 56, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana was sentenced today for illegally shipping false map turtles in violation of Title 16, United States Code, Sections 3372(d)(2) and 3373(d)(3)(A).

BOUDREAUX pleaded guilty on August 22, 2018, to submitting falsified export documents to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in connection with a shipment of 1500 false map turtles that he exported to a buyer in the Netherlands

Judge Jay Zainey sentenced BOUDREAUX to two years of probation, as well as a fine of $15,000.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated November 27, 2018