Former Discovery Channel star Robert Keszey of Swamp Brothers fame has been sentenced to one year in prison for his role in trafficking protected snak
Former Discovery Channel star Robert Keszey of Swamp Brothers fame has been sentenced to one year in prison for his role in trafficking protected snakes that were captured in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Keszey and his business partner Robroy MacInnes were sentenced December 8. MacInnes received 18 months. They are owners of Glades Herp Farm in Florida, one of the largest mail order reptile retailers in the United States as well as the base in which Swamp Brothers was filmed.
The U.S. Justice Department says that the two men were charged with attempting to sell 20 Eastern timber rattlesnakes, a protected species, in Germany and for selling a pair of Eastern indigo snakes, a threatened species, that were apparently captured in Florida, to someone in Sellersville, PA.
After the pair are released from prison, they will serve three years of supervised release. MacInnes will pay a $4,000 fine and Keszey will pay a $2,000 fine.