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Criminal – Cockfighting – Sentencing – Supplier Conviction (access required)

A seller of cockfighting supplies arrested when federal agents shut down the Page County, Virginia “Little Boxwood cockpit” cannot be convicted under 7 U.S.C. § 2156(a) because the indictment failed to charge that he had sponsored “an animal in” an animal fighting venture, but the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s convictions for conspiring to sell cockfighting ...