Richland restaurant owner pleads not guilty

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Associated Press

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 31 at 1:32 PM

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Richland restaurant owner accused of illegally buying wild game through the back door pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of unlawful trafficking in fish or wildlife.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/XaokdJ ) 52-year-old Tai Woan Ng appeared in court Wednesday and is out of jail while awaiting trial April 8 in Benton County Superior Court.

The charges are a result of year-and-a-half sting operation by undercover state game officers who sold deer, ducks, pheasants, fish and bear gall bladders through the back door of the Golden Palace restaurant.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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