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Leopard Trophy

Adam Thatcher Lawrence, 38, of Willits, California, faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines for illegally killing a leopard, a protected species, in South Africa and smuggling its skin and skull into the United States, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

SAN FRANCISCO — Adam Thatcher Lawrence, 38, of Willits, California, faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines for illegally killing a leopard, a protected species, in South Africa and smuggling its skin and skull into the United States, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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