New Jersey Man Convicted Of Smuggling More Than 1,000 Oklahoma Box Turtles


Wednesday, January 29th 2020, 4:32 am
By: News On 6


A New Jersey man convicted of smuggling more than 1,000 box turtles from Oklahoma will have to pay $350,000 in fines.

A federal judge in Tulsa also sentenced William Gangemi to two years probation.

Between 2017 and 2018, Gangemi was part of a group that smuggled the box turtles from Oklahoma to sell in Southeast Asia.

Oklahoma game wardens started investigating after a tip led them to a Creek County motel room, where they found tubs full of box turtles.

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