Another surreal federal court experience. Today, I watched a federal prosecutor attempt to convince Judge Damrell to give jail time to a guy who apparently sold a pet fish on a fishy-ebay site. The defendant had pled to offering to sell an endangered fish in interstate commerce in violation of 16 U.S.C. §§ 1538(a)(1)(F) and 1540(b)(1), a class A misdemeanor. He gave a particularly eloquent acceptance statement (in my humble opinion) and received probation and a quite-hefty, 400 hours community service.
For the record, it was a Scleropages Formosus, aka a Red Tail Gold Asian Arowana. Download Red Tail Gold Asian Arowana