13 May 2022

Convicted by crayfish

Super quick because I’m in the middle of something, but I have to share this new story of a woman convicted of selling marbled crayfish in the United States.



Update, 18 May 2022: I never, ever, thought I would see the day when Marmorkrebs would be mentioned in a US Department of Justice press release. The press release contains more details of the scale of the operation.

Between August 2020 and June 2021, (Alison) Spaulding sold marbled crayfish in 96 different transactions to buyers in 36 states for approximately $2,812.

According to The Guardian article linked above, Spaulding faces “faces a maximum penalty of a year in prison and up to $100,000 in fines, although a federal judge is set to consider a lesser penalty under a plea deal.”