Man gets home detention for selling tiger skin

Man gets home detention for selling tiger skin

The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH ? A 61-year-old western Pennsylvania man has been
sentenced to six months of home detention and three years’ probation
for selling a tiger skin to an undercover agent.

Barry McMaster of Greensburg pleaded guilty in November.

Prosecutors say McMaster was paid $8,500 by an undercover U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service agent for a tiger skin in December 2004.

Prosecutors say the skin was shipped from McMaster’s son, Kevin, in

Kevin McMaster was sentenced in 2006 to 25 months in prison for
selling or offering to sell more than $200,000 worth of gorilla
skulls and skins of a tiger, snow leopard and jaguar through his
Internet business.

The tiger is protected as an endangered species under federal law.

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