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Ammon Covino sentenced to year in prison

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The brother of the man working to open an aquarium in northwest Austin is heading to prison.

On Monday, a federal judge sentenced 40-year-old Ammon Covino to a year and a day behind bars for illegally shipping protected sharks and rays from Florida to his aquarium in Idaho. Court documents show Covino told Florida shippers to ignore the law.

His brother Vince Covino plans to open an Austin aquarium in an old furniture store on December 12th.

Earlier this year, the project ran into multiple permit problems, including keeping fish on the site without a permit.

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