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FL: Man Pleads Guilty In Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by pitbulld0gs, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. pitbulld0gs

    pitbulld0gs Top Dog Staff Member

    Sumter County Man Pleads Guilty In Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution
    Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Patrick W. Riley (67, Sumter County) today pleaded guilty to violating the animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act. He faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

    According to the plea agreement, in November and December 2016, Riley arranged for his dog “Rocket” to participate in animal fighting ventures in Mississippi and Texas. In furtherance of the conspiracy, he trained eight dogs to fight. Riley utilized equipment commonly used to train dogs for fighting, including treadmills, water tanks, turntables, leashes, collars, syringes, needles, intravenous solutions, enemas, laxatives, worming medications, charcoal pills, vitamins, collapsible dog rings, and scales. On March 1, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Riley’s property and seized the dogs and dog training equipment.

    The federal Animal Welfare Act makes it a felony to knowingly sell, buy, possess, train, transport, deliver, or receive any animal, including dogs, for purposes of having the animal participate in an animal fighting venture. Under federal law, an animal fighting venture means “any event, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, that involves a fight conducted or to be conducted between at least two animals for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.”

    This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher F. Murray

  2. david63

    david63 CH Dog

    The FBI nothing but a big joke. But if you're a politician you walk free ask Hillary Clinton. The same equipment is use in the AKC show dogs.
  3. Planet fitness has tread mills....
  4. You’d think they would have something better to do.
  5. c_note

    c_note CH Dog

    The days of traveling are over. Drugs, dogs, hell even ppl, ANYTHING that dirty and takes a multi-state effort is risky as fuck. Best to just do it with the locals you know and cross your Ts, dot your i(s) and even your lower case js. Stay sharp is what I’m saying. They know most of the tricks, then snitches tell em the rest
    DISCOIII and david63 like this.
  6. Holocaust

    Holocaust Match dog

    Hell I'd rather take the federal case and go to their vacaion spot than the state's.
    CarolinaScratchKing and david63 like this.
  7. YellowJohnJocko

    YellowJohnJocko Big Dog

    Pat Riley signed a deal with the United States Government to cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of other persons and agreed to testify before the court or a grand jury.

    Thank you Pat Riley for agreeing to ruin others lives you piece of absolute shit!

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