Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling
AUGUST 18, 2008
Attorney's Office in Cleveland, Ohio. Good news. Tania Julie Siyam, a 32-year-old Canadian art dealer, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison and pay a $100,000 fine for illegally smuggling ivory from Cameroon to the United States. The sentence follows a long running international investigation by special agents of the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife officials from Environment Canada and the U.S. Siyam plead guilty in a U.S. District Court to four federal felony charges.