KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) – A 35-year-old Michigan man will spend five months in prison after pleading guilty to a wildlife trafficking offense which involved the poaching of baby alligators and more.

Joseph Franko pleaded guilty to trafficking offenses involving alligators, tropical fish and sea fans.

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U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez in Key West also ordered Franko to serve five months of home confinement after his prison release.

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Authorities say Franko and 80-year-old Richard Perrin conspired to import the wildlife from Florida to a business in Romulus, Mich., called Tropicorium that sells marine life and reptiles. Perrin was previously sentenced to three years of probation and fined $15,000.

On one occasion, the two men sold a baby alligator and illegally taken sea fans to an undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent.

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