U.S. Court in Amarillo Sentences Former Texas Professor and Biologist for Wildlife Trafficking

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Friday, January 13, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On January 10, 2023, a federal judge in Amarillo sentenced Dr. Richard Kazmaier, 55, to six months in prison, three years of post-release supervision, and a $5,000 fine.  On August 19, 2022, Kazmaier pleaded guilty to a Lacey Act felony for importing protected wildlife into the United States without declaring it or obtaining the required permits.[1]



[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Texas Biologist Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking, Press Rel. No. 23-26, Jan. 11, 2023.