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Some of the snakes were destined for reptile shows in Europe, where a single timber rattlesnake can sell for up to $800.
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Florida men, Swamp Brothers host, found guilty of trafficking snakes

Nov. 24, 2013 - A federal jury convicted two Florida men this week of trafficking snakes under the Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate trafficking of protected wildlife and plants. Robroy MacInnes and Robert Keszey, co-owners of reptile wholesaler Glades Herp Farm Inc., were found guilty of buying snakes that we’re illegally collected in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and transporting them to Florida. Keszey is the host of the reality television program “Swamp Brothers” on the Discovery Channel. The case was investigated by Service law enforcement officers with assistance from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Published on: Sunday, November 24,2013

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