Lawfuel.com – US Law News – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Ignacia S. Moreno, the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, announced that DAVID HAUSMAN, an antiques dealer in Manhattan, pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to obstruction of justice and creating false records, in relation to illegal Rhinoceros horn trafficking.
In the plea agreement, HAUSMAN admitted that he committed these wildlife offenses while holding himself out to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) as an antiques expert who purportedly wanted to help FWS investigate Rhinoceros horn trafficking. HAUSMAN was arrested in February 2012 as part of “Operation Crash,” a nationwide, multi-agency crackdown on those involved in the black market trade of endangered rhinoceros horn.
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