Alexander Moy pleaded not guilty in an initial hearing in Starke Circuit Court to two counts of Unlawful Sale of Wild Animals, a Class D felony.
Moy, 48, of Chicago, was arrested this week after conservation officers conducted a search at his Hamlet property and found evidence that he was buying wildlife from local residents and selling it to markets and restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. He’s accused of buying wildlife from members of the public including fish, turtles, raccoons and whitetail deer.
Moy has retained Richard Ballard as his attorney. His first pre-trial conference is set for Dec. 4 and second pre-trial conference is set for Jan. 9. He has bonded out of the Starke County Jail.