By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh man who pleaded guilty to trafficking what’s considered the most expensive freshwater fish in the world has been sentenced.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Endangered And Invasive Fish
A judge gave Anthony Nguyen, also known as JoJo Nguyen and Jackie Lee, five years of probation, including 180 days of home detention and 225 hours of community service.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Man Indicted For Allegedly Trafficking In Endangered And Invasive Fish
He owned Ichiban Tropical Fish, prosecutors said, which sold rare and exotic freshwater tropical fish.
He admitted to selling illegally imported Asian arowana, or dragon fish. The endangered and invasive species sells for tens of thousands of dollars and is considered the most expensive freshwater fish on the planet, prosecutors said.
He also pleaded guilty to selling invasive and injurious snakehead fish.