Today’s News: UVMMC backs abortionist over pro-life nurse in civil rights case. Parrot smuggler sentenced. Businesses get state $$ for ‘job retention.’ Game warden impersonators arrested.
Rodriguez told law enforcement that he intended to give these birds to his mother and sister as Christmas gifts. The government questioned the credibility of that claim pointing out that these birds were collectively worth at least $10,000 and the defendant had a history of profit motivated crimes involving theft, fraud, and drug dealing.