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By Susan Salk on November 19, 2015
Three weeks after leading investigators to several Palm Beach-area slaughterhouses, and triggering a massive tactical raid on sites where illegal horsemeat and 750 animals were seized, Richard “Kudo” Couto said he was “shocked and sickened” to learn that three alleged perpetrators struck plea bargains in early November, and essentially “walked” with “minimal” penalty. Three men connected with the G.A. Paso Fino Farm, one of three Palm Beach County area farms alleged to be the scene of inhumane and illegal slaughter, received plea arrangements from the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County on Nov. 6. They were: Edgar Bica, 49, who was sentenced […]