Indian-origin businessman jailed, fined USD 1.1 mn for fraud
PTI: New York, Feb 08 2013, 22:48 IST
"actively participated in an illegal scheme to traffic in protected black coral, a trade that has helped deplete a world resource that serves as essential habitat for marine biodiversity."
Bhandari had pleaded guilty in November last year to one felony count of false classification of goods for his efforts to conceal his illegal importation of internationally protected black coral in 2009.
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