Published in Law and Health Weekly, December 26th, 2009
The conviction arose from a three-year undercover anti-poaching investigation, called Operation Botanical, into the unlawful collection, purchase, sale and transportation of ginseng and bear parts within and along the southern Appalachians.
Calhoun entered his guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate District Court Judge L. Dennis Howell to two misdemeanor charges under the Lacey Act. According to the documents filed with the court, Calhoun illegally sold 51...
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