ANIMAL GOOD NEWS
GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL NAILED IN COCKFIGHTING STING:
News media outlets around the country have been reporting on last week's federal indictment of South Carolina's agriculture commissioner on extortion and money laundering charges related to cockfighting. Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe was arrested last Friday (7/30) on charges of taking at least $20,000 in payoffs to protect a cockfighting ring from the law. Sharpe is accused of accepting the money from the South Carolina Gamefowl Management Association (SCGMA), an organization involved in breeding and raising birds for cockfighting, in exchange for helping the group avoid legal trouble.
Sharpe's indictment is particularly noteworthy because it reveals just how widespread and deeply-entrenched the world of illegal, underground animal fighting rings is within the United States. It also signals a significant break from the past attitudes shown by law enforcement agents, who have historically expended relatively little effort towards undermining cockfighting rings.
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