Woman going to jail over illegal monkey

JAVA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Wyoming County woman who illegally owned a young Grivet monkey will spend the next one-and-a-half to three years behind bars.

Dara Jennings, who was convicted of forging a document to get a permit for the monkey, was sentenced on Tuesday. The 56-year-old was arrested along with 47-year-old Mark Galioto at their home in the Town of Java in February, where investigators say in addition to the monkey they found a deceased Red-tailed Hawk as well as 11 small marijuana plants.

Galioto’s case is moving forward.

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