Mobile consignment shop pays $8,000 fine for selling jaguar fur coat


The owner of Hertha’s Second Edition plead guilty Tuesday in federal court after the company was accused of violating the Endangered Species Act.

An employee broke a federal law when she drove across the Mississippi state line into Biloxi, to sell a coat partially made of jaguar fur. The sale, however, was actually a set up by federal agents.

Having the coat at the Mobile consignment shop and selling it in Alabama wouldn’t have been a crime, but crossing the state line was a violation of the Endangered Species Act.

According to attorney Jeff Deen, the company paid $8,000 in fines.