Bad Newz for Michael Vick: co-defendant pleads guilty and corrobarates indictment against Vick

The NY Times reports:

Tony Taylor, one of the men indicted with Michael Vick last week on federal charges stemming from a suspected dog-fighting ring, pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to help prosecutors in the case.

Taylor, 34, pleaded guilty during a 9 a.m. hearing in the United States District Court here to conspiring to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsoring “a dog in an animal fighting venture.” He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Taylor signed a statement describing his involvement with Vick and the others in arranging numerous illegal dog fights over state lines and operating “Bad Newz Kennels.” The statement appears to confirm much of what the government accused Vick and the others of doing in an indictment last week, and Taylor would be expected to testify to its details if he were called as a witness.

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