Ringleader of rhino – not RINO – conspiracy pleads guilty

Zhifei Li, the owner of an antique business in China, pleaded guilty today to organizing an illegal wildlife smuggling conspiracy in which 30 rhinoceros horns and numerous objects made from rhino horn and elephant ivory worth more than $4.5 million were smuggled from the United States to China.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced the guilty plea.

Ringleader of rhino – not RINO – conspiracy pleads guilty