As reported by ABC News, a New Jersey man named William T. Gangemi has been found guilty of illegally smuggling reptiles from Oklahoma to New Jersey through FedEx.
During the plea agreement, Gangemi admitted to authorities that he purchased more than a thousand three toed and western box turtles from clients and then sold them at a higher price point to his customers to make a profit.
As a result, Gangemi has to pay a staggering $350,000 in settlement fines to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Gangemi will also face two years of probation for his crimes.