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December 22, 1999
Equine Placement Network, Inc.

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NJ Dealer Waives Hearing

New Holland, PA- On December 6, 1999, Mr Harker, a NJ horse dealer charged with 12 misdemeanor counts of no Coggins Tests on horses brought into PA on June 7, 1999 and 12 summary charges of no health certificates on the same 12 horses waived his preliminary hearing and entered a plea agreement with the Lancaster County District Attorneys Office before District Justice Carl Good.

Mr. Harker will appear in Lancaster County Court before Judge Georgelis for sentencing.

Under the PA Domestic Animal Act, the penalty for a misdemeanor is a mandatory $1000.00 fine and possible jail time.

A conviction under the PA Domestic Animal Act is also grounds for revocation of a PA dealer/hauler permit.

It remains to be seen whether the PA Department of Agriculture will hold hearings to revoke Mr. Harker's domestic animal dealer/hauler permit.


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