Idaho Aquarium president arrested again

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by Erica Rush / KTVB

KREM.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 11:11 AM

BOISE -- More controversy surrounds the Idaho Aquarium in Boise after two more arrests were made at the business Tuesday morning.

Federal officers arrested two men last Thursday after prosecutors say they illegally purchased spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks from a seller in Florida. Two of the sharks were confiscated during a raid in Boise last week.

Among those arrested Tuesday was Ammon Covino, the president of the non-profit aquarium.

Pamela Bearg with the U.S. attorney's office says Covino was arrested once again for violating the terms of his pre-trial release.

Pete Covino the Fourth was also arrested for obstruction of justice on a compliant from Florida.

Bearg says the two men are expected to make their initial court appearance in federal court in Boise soon, although no date has been set.

At this time, the Idaho Aquarium is still operating as normal.

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