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Former manager of puppy mill extradited to Hawaii

7:35 PM, Jun 18, 2012   |    comments
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HONOLULU (AP) - A man accused of managing a Hawaii puppy mill has been extradited from Las Vegas to face animal cruelty charges.

The Honolulu prosecutor's office says David Lee Becker arrived in Honolulu on Friday. His bail was set at $200,000 and a hearing has been set for Thursday.

He's charged with 153 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with conditions at a now-defunct Waimanalo puppy mill.

Facility owner Bradley International Inc., pleaded no contest to the charges in December.

The Hawaiian Humane Society seized dogs in what was called Hawaii's biggest puppy mill operation.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Becker left Hawaii before he was served with the complaint. He was detained in Las Vegas on June 8.

He's couldn't be reached for comment Monday.

The Associated Press

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