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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 01:13 PM

 

Who knew that Oregon hosts a Romanian Princess who loves to watch cocks fight?

Romanian princess alleged to be part of illegal US cockfighting ring
Irina Walker and her husband arrested with four others over claims they hosted illegal gambling at their Oregon ranch
Associated Press (Grants Pass, Oregon) * The Guardian * Friday 16 August 2013

A Romanian princess and her husband, a former sheriff's deputy, are believed to be among several people who have been arrested in Oregon in connection with an alleged cockfighting ring.

Irina Walker, 60, and her husband, John Wesley Walker, 67, are accused of hosting cockfighting derbies and illegal gambling at their ranch outside Irrigon, Morrow County.

Federal prosecutors are seeking to seize the ranch, which is listed in state records as Stokes Landing Sport Horses. There was no answer to phone calls to the Walker home or the business on Friday.

The Oregonian newspaper identified Irina Walker, also known as Irina Kreuger, as a daughter of the last king of Romania. Records show John Wesley Walker was a sheriff's deputy from 1998 to 2003.

The Walkers and four other people from Irrigon and Hermiston were charged with operating an illegal gambling business. No lawyer for the Walkers or the other defendants have yet been listed in the Portland federal court records.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/16/romanian-princess-oregon-cockfighting-ring

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 01:56 PM

1. Stokes Landing was an illegal cockfighting operation??? I know Irrigon, and know

 

Hermiston next door VERY well - I lived there for a year when I first got out of vet school, lol.

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 02:23 PM

2. It was funny reading about this in the Guardian of all places

 

Will be interesting to see if/how it's covered (or not) by local media. I noticed
The Oregonian was mentioned.

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