Fan-987-Logosm 35h_cbssportsrad_tampa cw44_tb

Tyrannosaurus

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Florida Fossil Dealer Sentenced For Smuggling 70-Million-Year-Old Tyrannosaurus Skeleton

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has sentenced a Florida fossils dealer to three months in prison for smuggling a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia. Eric Prokopi of Gainesville also must […]

CBS Tampa–06/03/2014

A life-size figure of a Tyranosaurus Rex is pictured at Sarajevo Zoo on February 8, 2012.  (credit:  ELVIS BARUKCIC/GettyImages)

Florida Man Defends Dinosaur’s Import

A Florida dealer of fossils who acquired the remains of a dinosaur that the government plans to seize says he is “not some international bone smuggler” and that he risked his finances and reputation to put together the skeleton to promote a love of science in others.

06/21/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 863 other followers