Dodge County

Operators of Georgia dogfighting facility plead guilty

Operators of Georgia dogfighting facility plead guilty

The operator of an illegal dogfighting facility broken up in Dodge County three years ago has pleaded guilty in federal court. James Lampkin, 46, of Eastman, is awaiting sentencing after admitting to a charge of conspiracy to violate the Animal Welfare Act, said David H. Estes, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Lampkin faces up to five years in prison, along with substantial fines and up to three years of supervised release upon completion of any prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. “Animal fighting is cruel and barbaric, and has no place in…
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