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Ernie Paragallo, Thoroughbred Breeder, Gets 2 Years For Animal Cruelty

Disgraced New York thoroughbred breeder Ernie Paragallo has been sentenced to up to 2 years in jail for mistreating dozens of parasite-infested and malnourished horses on his Hudson Valley farm.

Paragallo was convicted in March of 33 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts. He was also fined $33,000 at sentencing Tuesday.

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