Joel Rakower, and his corporation, Transship Discounts Ltd., plead guilty to mislabeling imported piranhas, according to the Department of Justice.
In March of 2011, just after New York City prohibited possession of piranhas, Rakower had the supplier falsely label the fish.
The piranhas were deliberately mislabeled as silver tetras, a harmless and benign fish. Piranhas are extremely aggressive and territorial.
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