The man who sold Michael Vick two pitbulls for his dogfighting operation pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court.
Oscar Allen pleaded guilty to conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce to aid in illegal gambling and to sponsor a dog in animal fighting.
Allen, known as “Virginia O”, bred a litter of puppies for Bad Newz Kennels for use in dogfighting. He sold two pitbulls to Vick and his co-defendants.
He also stated that he gave Vick and the other members of Bad Newz Kennels advice on how to run a dogfighting operation, and Allen admitted that he attended dogfights at Vick’s home and at other locations.
The conspiracy charge carries a maximum prison term of five years and a $250,000 fine.
Although prosecutors do not plan to seek prison time for Allen, according to his plea agreement.
The recommendation was based on Allen’s “past and continued cooperation in the investigation; his lack of a prior criminal record; his limited involvement in the ‘Bad Newz Kennels’ operation; and because he did not participate in the execution of the ‘Bad Newz Kennels’ dogs.”