Mobile consignment shop pays $8,000 fine for selling jaguar fur coat
Mobile, Ala. (WPMI) —
The owner of Hertha’s Second Edition plead guilty Tuesday in federal court after the company was accused of violating the Endangered Species Act.
An employee broke a federal law when she drove across the Mississippi state line into Biloxi, to sell a coat partially made of jaguar fur. The sale, however, was actually a set up by federal agents.
Having the coat at the Mobile consignment shop and selling it in Alabama wouldn’t have been a crime, but crossing the state line was a violation of the Endangered Species Act.
According to attorney Jeff Deen, the company paid $8,000 in fines.