A man who made his living shipping horses to slaughter in Mexico was in court Friday, but his punishment was delayed because of a hidden infusion of money.
This would have been the final chapter in the saga of Dorian Ayache, but there was a snag in his sentencing.
Ayache did not want to talk about his criminal case Friday, and he won’t learn his fate until January.
Ayache was the slaughter-horse hauler whose trucks overturned twice on the interstate, killing several horses.
Federal regulators cited Ayache for a long list of safety violations and for continuing to haul horses under a new company name, even after he’d been shut down by the government.
It turned out that most of the charges against Ayache couldn’t be criminally prosecuted. The case against him was falling apart.
Ayache appeared to be facing very little jail time…
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