Contact Us

Two Michigan Men Facing Prison Time for Alligator Scam

Alligator
iStock

Kidnapping alligators is dangerous, but from what we’ve heard, it’s walk in the park compared to doing time within the Michigan prison system. That’s exactly what a couple of Detroit men are finding out, after they were busted by the federal government smuggling alligators and other protected species into Michigan from a protected Florida preserve.

According to reports, the two men are being accused of stealing protected saltwater species and reptiles from Florida and selling them in Michigan to turn a profit. However, the gator swiping culprits brought the heat down on themselves after selling a 6-inch baby alligator for $100 to an undercover federal agent.

A federal indictment states that Richard Perrin and Joseph Franko travelled to Florida several times between 2008 and 2011 to steal a myriad of protected species, including tropical fish, sharks, alligators and sea fans.

The two gator thieves have been charged with conspiracy and they each face up to 10 years in prison – where ultimately, they will become the fish.

 

More from Banana

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://banana1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's Rock Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Flint's Rock Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!