LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Dutchess County man who was convicted of illegally trafficking sharks from a pool in his basement learned his sentence Wednesday.

Forty-year-old Joshua Seguine has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after pleading guilty to trying to sell seven sandbar sharks back in 2017.

The sharks are a protected species under New York State law.

Prosecutors say Seguine drove the sharks from Georgia to his above-ground pool in LaGrangeville.

CBSNewYork Team