KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — Federal prosecutors want prison time for the president of an Idaho aquarium convicted in the illegal shipping of protected sharks and rays from Florida.

A federal judge in Key West is scheduled Monday to sentence Ammon Covino, president of Idaho Aquarium in Boise and co-founder of Portland Aquarium in Oregon. Prosecutors are seeking a nearly two-year prison sentence for Covino, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in September.

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Court documents show Covino admitted involvement in illegally obtaining and shipping three spotted eagle rays and two lemon sharks for the Idaho Aquarium.

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Authorities intercepted communications in which Covino told Florida suppliers to ignore the law and make the shipments.

The aquarium itself also pleaded guilty, agreeing to pay a $10,000 fine and donate $50,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Federation.

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