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Mobile consignment shop pays $8,000 fine for selling jaguar fur coat

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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.

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