Wildlife refuge owner given house arrest, fine

Wildlife refuge owner given house arrest, fine

AMARILLO, Texas The owner of an Amarillo wildlife refuge who offered to illegally transport endangered animals to another state has been fined two-thousand dollars.

Records show Charlie Azzopardi also must spend 180 days in home confinement and later serve three years of probation.

A federal magistrate in Amarillo on Friday sentenced Azzopardi.

Azzopardi pleaded guilty in March to a misdemeanor charge of offering to deliver two clouded leopards and a white tiger cub from Amarillo to Clinton, Oklahoma, for sale.

He didn’t immediately return a call today for comment.

Information from the Amarillo Globe-News, http://www.amarillo.com

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