SD judge affirms conviction in smuggling case
The Associated Press - Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 am
ABERDEEN -- A Feb. 1 sentencing date has been set for an Aberdeen man convicted of smuggling a leopard hide into the United States after killing the animal during a hunting trip to South Africa.
A jury also convicted Wayne D. Breitag of filing false import permits for leopard hides for himself and another man.
U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann on Tuesday denied Breitag's motion to set aside the jury's Oct. 30 verdicts and acquit him.
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