It is official. The federal government has secured an indictment against chef Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, 45, and his Hump restaurant for selling whale meat. The charges allege violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which makes it illegal to sell any kind of whale meat.
What is interesting is the use of a private sting in this case, here. The indictment refers directly to the private investigation as the basis for the ultimate charges.
Yamamoto faces a year in jail. I hope he liked cream of chicken over toast.