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July 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Romanian princess pleads guilty in Oregon cockfighting case

By STEVEN DUBOIS / Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Romanian princess Irina Walker pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating an illegal gambling business in connection with a cockfighting enterprise in rural Oregon. Walker and her husband, John, accepted plea deals in which the government dismissed charges of animal fighting and conspiracy to violate the animal welfare act. Sentencing…

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April 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

State kills 300 Thurston County cockfighting birds

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state Gambling Commission says about 300 birds seized in a cockfighting raid on Monday at Rochester were killed. A spokeswoman says about 240 roosters and 60 hens were euthanized, although several birds are saved as evidence in the case. A 35-year-old Rochester man was arrested and accused of raising and training birds…

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