Investigation alleges felony cockfighting activity in Eastern Oklahoma

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is asking U.S. Attorney Brian J. Kuester to investigate allegations of ongoing trafficking of birds to Guam for cockfighting, for illegally possessing fighting animals, and perhaps engaging in other conduct at odds with state and federal law. Mr. Kuester, based in Muskogee, has jurisdiction for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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A group of people await their turn at the Cherokee Nation Tag office located at 100 E. Choctaw Street in Sallisaw. Since the office reopened Monday, lines with some people remaining in their cars, have reached to the end of the parking lot one person said, “and you can’t get through to call them.” Another person who had been waiting over 30 minutes to get a tag said there is a 25 cent penalty daily if the tag is expired after 30 days and the offices have been officially closed since the beginning of the pandemic.


Sequoyah County Times

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