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January 18, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New Zealand man was arrested Friday in Costa Mesa, and hundreds of exotic birds were seized across the nation and overseas as federal agents capped what they described as a three-year investigation of an international parrot-smuggling ring. Assistant U.S. Atty. John Walsh said the ring ran a round-trip operation, bringing the rare birds to this country from New Zealand and carrying fertile eggs--strapped to couriers' bodies to keep them warm--back to the island nation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
A Mission Viejo man has been sentenced to four months of home detention for trying to smuggle 57 New Caledonia geckos into the United States in May, according to federal prosecutors. A federal judge last week sentenced Adrian Sheldon Cunningham, 43, to three years of probation and 240 hours of community service. The U.S. attorney's office had urged a four-month jail term. Cunningham, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was arrested by U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mission Viejo man was indicted Wednesday on federal smuggling charges in connection with the arrival of 57 New Caledonia geckos at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. Adrian Sheldon Cunningham, 43, was charged with smuggling the geckos and denying in a U.S. Customs Service declaration that he was bringing live animals into the country, Assistant U.S. Atty. William Carter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mission Viejo man was indicted Wednesday on federal smuggling charges in connection with the arrival of 57 New Caledonia geckos at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. Adrian Sheldon Cunningham, 43, was charged with smuggling the geckos and denying in a U.S. Customs Service declaration that he was bringing live animals into the country, Assistant U.S. Atty. William Carter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New Zealand man was arrested Friday and hundreds of exotic birds were seized across the nation and overseas as federal agents in Los Angeles capped what they described as a three-year investigation of an international parrot-smuggling ring. Assistant U.S. Atty. John Walsh said the ring ran a round-trip operation, bringing the rare birds to this country from New Zealand and carrying fertile eggs--strapped to couriers' bodies to keep them warm--back to the island nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
A Mission Viejo man has been sentenced to four months of home detention for trying to smuggle 57 New Caledonia geckos into the United States in May, according to federal prosecutors. A federal judge last week sentenced Adrian Sheldon Cunningham, 43, to three years of probation and 240 hours of community service. The U.S. attorney's office had urged a four-month jail term. Cunningham, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was arrested by U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New Zealand man was arrested Friday in Costa Mesa, and hundreds of exotic birds were seized across the nation and overseas as federal agents capped what they described as a three-year investigation of an international parrot-smuggling ring. Assistant U.S. Atty. John Walsh said the ring ran a round-trip operation, bringing the rare birds to this country from New Zealand and carrying fertile eggs--strapped to couriers' bodies to keep them warm--back to the island nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New Zealand man was arrested Friday and hundreds of exotic birds were seized across the nation and overseas as federal agents in Los Angeles capped what they described as a three-year investigation of an international parrot-smuggling ring. Assistant U.S. Atty. John Walsh said the ring ran a round-trip operation, bringing the rare birds to this country from New Zealand and carrying fertile eggs--strapped to couriers' bodies to keep them warm--back to the island nation.
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