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Company: Elite Estate Buyers Inc., doing business as Elite Decorative Arts
Current Parent CompanyElite Estate Buyers Inc.
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Penalty: $1,500,000
Year: 2015
Date: January 14, 2015
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Elite Estate Buyers Inc., doing business as Elite Decorative Arts, an auction house located in Boynton Beach, Florida, and the company's president and owner pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Miami to an illegal wildlife trafficking and smuggling conspiracy in which the auction house sold rhinoceros horns and objects made from rhino horn, elephant ivory and coral that were smuggled from the United States to China. Elite agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine and to no longer engage in the receipt, consignment or sale of endangered or protected wildlife, or items containing endangered or protected wildlife, including items containing rhinoceros horn, elephant ivory and red coral.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Florida
Facility City: Boynton Beach
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Florida
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: privately held
Major Industry of Current Parent: miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: miscellaneous services
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