Sushi chefs rolled by feds for serving endangered whale meat2/3/2013
Two sushi chefs facing decades in jail after a federal grand jury indicted them for serving endangered sei whale meat. Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda served up the mammal flesh at now-shuttered Santa Monica sushi hotspot The Hump, and were caught in a sting set up in 2009 by producers of the marine animal rights movie "The Cove." Now the feds have harpooned both men and the venue’s parent company, Typhoon Restaurant Inc. Yamamoto faces up to 67 years if convicted on all counts, and Ueda could do 10. Now these guys are a couple of major Moby Dicks, but decades in jail? That seems excessive to say the least. [Source]
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