Man pleads guilty in connection with eagle trafficking

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man charged in connection to eagle trafficking has pleaded guilty.

Alvin Brown Jr. pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking the body parts of eagles and other migratory birds in federal court on Friday.

Brown Jr. is from Wyoming, and now faces up to six years in prison and a $350,000 fine.

(Joe Doucette/Nevada Department of Wildlife via AP, File)

He was among over a dozen people arrested as a result of Project Dakota Flyer, an undercover investigation spanning several Midwest states that began in 2014.

The project was one of the largest wildlife trafficking investigations in the Midwest in recent history.




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