Owner That Sold Whale Meat Faces Lenghty Prison Sentence

The Los Angeles Times2013-02-02:                      It made for a wild tale three years ago when a Santa Monica sushi restaurant abruptly closed after it was disclosed that the hipster hangout was selling illegal whale meat. The chef and the parent company of the Hump at the Santa Monica Airport initially were charged with misdemeanors after a sting operation was captured by a documentary crew. But now the stakes have been raised. A federal grand jury has indicted the owners of the parent company and two of its onetime chefs, charging them with felonies that carry lengthy prison terms. The two chefs and the ownership group of the Hump are charged with nine counts…                  more »

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