By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh man has pleaded guilty to trafficking endangered and invasive fish.READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition Following Shooting In Homewood
Anthony Nguyen pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Three People In Carrick
He owns Ichiban Tropical Fish, which sells rare and exotic freshwater tropical fish. He admitted to selling illegally imported Asian arowana, which are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. They are considered the most expensive freshwater fish on Earth, selling for tens of thousands of dollars.MORE NEWS: 8-Year-Old Boy Spreading Positivity Makes Stop In Pittsburgh
He also admitted to violating the Legacy Act by selling the invasive snakehead fish. He faces up to five years in prison and fines.