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Old 09-03-2010, 07:47 PM
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Wow, I thought this guy was supposed to be untouchable (yeah, I read the book). Glad they got him!

95 snakes found in burst bag at Malaysia airport - Boston.com
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I'm sure the malaysian prison system will be quite kind to the fellow
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Was he wongfully arrested? (insert rim shot here)
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Hopefully he will do more than a couple years this time......
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He will walk again as he has family in high political office.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:17 PM
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That's what I'm thinking Bill, be interesting to see.
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He will walk again as he has family in high political office.
This is my vote as well.

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:45 PM
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This is not the first time Anson Wong has been charged with felony trafficking in endangered animals.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Keng Liang "Anson" Wong, an international wildlife dealer who spent nearly two years in a Mexican prison fighting extradition to the United States, has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to 71 months incarceration and a fine of $60,000, after pleading late yesterday guilty to 40 felony charges stemming from 1998 and 1992 indictments for trafficking in some of the most rare and endangered reptile species in the world.

Source: WILDLIFE DEALER SENTENCED FOR RUNNING INTERNATIONAL | US Department of Justice | Find Articles at BNET
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I read that book recently too..serves the little booger right.. if only it really meant it would make him stop..some guys live for that thrill though I guess
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Sentencing shall be Castration!!!

... DOUBLE CASTRATION!!!!!! *smacks the gavel*
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What is the book? It sounds like something I'd want to check out.
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The Lizard King, probably.
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Read that book ! Go to Barnes and Noble or Borders and read it there for free, but somehow find time to read it. You will not want to put it down. Its not a long read either.


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P.S....I really don't like them biting Jim Mo on the title, but Bryan gets a pass on that due to helping the animals.....
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Read that book ! Go to Barnes and Noble or Borders and read it there for free, but somehow find time to read it. You will not want to put it down. Its not a long read either.


Bryan Christy

P.S....I really don't like them biting Jim Mo on the title, but Brian gets a pass on that due to helping the animals.....
"...ejaculated on by a Bengal tiger", WOW...now that is truly a life less ordinary. Not the one for me though!!! ...I don't ever want my life to be that "interesting" LOL
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"...ejaculated on by a Bengal tiger", WOW...now that is truly a life less ordinary. Not the one for me though!!! ...I don't ever want my life to be that "interesting" LOL
How many people can claim that KIND of fame?!!!

Awesome!
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How many people can claim that KIND of fame?!!!

Awesome!
If pigs count several people in my ag glass back in high school could...but luckily I was quicker then them
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SEPANG: Convicted international wildlife trafficker Anson Wong admitted that he exported 95 snakes without a permit because his customer was "pushing" him to deliver the reptiles before Hari Raya.

A composed Wong, 52, who was later jailed six months and fined RM190,000, told the Sessions Court here yesterday he wanted to please his customer, who insisted that he exported the boa constrictors.

"It was (done) in my haste to make my customer happy," said the businessman when judge Zulhelmy Hasan asked him why he committed the offence.

When Zulhelmy told him that he should be held liable for his actions, Wong responded: "Ironically, the snakes are not an endangered species. They are not wild but are bred in captivity."

The judge sentenced Wong, whose full name is Wong Keng Liang, to six months' jail beginning yesterday.

Zulhelmy also ordered him to pay a RM2,000 fine for each of the 95 snakes, bringing the total fine to RM190,000, in default 12 months' jail.

The judge also denied the defence's application to return Wong's laptop computer and handphone, which the prosecution claimed contained information about suspected illegal activities.

In mitigation, defence counsel M. Sivam said his client was repentant and promised not to repeat his offence.

"The animals were not hurt when they were seized and there were no losses incurred by any party," he said.

Natural Resources and Environment Ministry senior legal adviser Faridz Gohim Abdullah pointed out that the snakes were listed as an endangered species, adding that trafficking in the animals must be curbed to prevent extinction.

"Malaysia is known as a hub for smuggling animals because of people like the accused," he said, adding that Wong's offence had tainted the country's image.

"We need to send a message to the accused and potential offenders that wildlife smuggling is not worth the risk," Faridz said.

Last Wednesday, Wong, from Penang, pleaded guilty to exporting 95 boa constrictors without a permit at the KL International Airport at 8.50pm on Aug 26.

The snakes were found in a bag while Wong was in transit from Penang to Jakarta.

Wong was charged under Section 10(a) of the International Trade of Endangered Species Act.

Those convicted under this section faces a maximum RM100,000 fine for each animal listed under the Act, with the fine not exceeding RM1mil in aggregate, or imprisonment not exceeding seven years, or both.

It was reported in The Star that Wong was linked to a Dec 15 seizure in the United States of various types of animals from an exotic animal outlet. Two of the trader's companies were found to have been supplying animals to the outlet.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) claimed that CBS Wildlife and Sungai Rusa Wildlife, both owned by Wong, were supplying various types of animals and wildlife.

Wong pleaded guilty to trafficking in wildlife in the United States in 2000 and was sentenced to 71 months' jail.
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