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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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Block pleaded guilty in February to felony conspiracy to violate the Lacey and Endangered Species Acts by conspiring to smuggle orangutans. The International Primate Protection League was active in exposing and urging prosecution of this case. Aside from the moral issues involved in animal experimentation, why are US taxpayer dollars going to a company started by a man who went to jail for smuggling, and then transferred control of the company to his wife and mother?