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Fish farmer accused of selling Indiana critters to Chicago markets, restaurants

KNOX, Ind. – Indiana conservation officers have arrested a man for illegally selling deer, raccoons and other wildlife to markets and restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown district for use in meals.

Forty-seven-year-old Alexander Moy of Chicago was being held Tuesday in northwestern Indiana’s Starke County Jail on a charge of illegally selling wildlife

Lt. Tom Torsell said the 47-year-old Moy was arrested Monday in the town of Hamlet, about 25 miles southwest of South Bend, following an undercover investigation. Moy operates the Kankakee Valley Fish Farm in Starke County.

Torsell said the investigation is continuing. He said it’s not known yet whether any of the deer, raccoons, turtles or fish that Moy allegedly sold were ever served to people.

It’s not clear whether Moy has an attorney. He hasn’t appeared in court yet.