Princess Irina Walker - Romanian Princess Held Over Cockfights

Romania's Princess Irina Walker has been arrested in the U.S. amid allegations she is a member of an illegal cockfighting ring.

The princess, who is the third daughter of King Michael I, was held by police in Oregon on Thursday (15Aug13), along with her husband.

They are accused of staging at least 10 illegal animal bouts since April last year (12).

Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, says, "Cockfighting is illegal under federal law and under the laws of all 50 states... Besides being a barbaric practice, cockfighting jeopardises public health and safety and facilitates the commission of other criminal acts."

Princess Irina moved to Oregon in 1983 in a bid to remain out of the public eye. Her father was forced to abdicate in 1947 as the country's monarchy was disestablished.


Contactmusic

Tags:


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

J.K. Rowling Reassures Daniel Radcliffe That There’ll Be No More Potter Films, Probably

J.K Rowling's Pottermore addition last week, introducing fans to...

J.K. Rowling Reassures Daniel Radcliffe That There’ll Be No More Potter Films, Probably

George Clooney Hits Back At Religiously Offensive & Inflammatory Daily Mail Article

George Clooney has responded to a Daily Mail article which alleged...

George Clooney Hits Back At Religiously Offensive & Inflammatory Daily Mail Article

Franchise King Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Star In Robert Ludlum Adaptation For Universal

Dwayne Johnson might have a new creative endeavor lined up...

Franchise King Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Star In Robert Ludlum Adaptation For Universal

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes: Andy Serkis On Mastering Chimps' Evolution

CGI supremo Andy Serkis made his name in the motion capture game...

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes: Andy Serkis On Mastering Chimps' Evolution

Jay Z, No Doubt, Tiesto Excited To Headline Global Citizen Festival

Jay Z, No Doubt and Tiësto have been announced as the main acts to perform...

Jay Z, No Doubt, Tiesto Excited To Headline Global Citizen Festival

Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness

Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury...

Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness
Advertisement

Robin Thicke Destined To Be A One Hit Wonder? His Album 'Paula' Sells Just 530 Copies!

Robin Thicke can no longer cruise along in the slipstream of his...

Robin Thicke Destined To Be A One Hit Wonder? His Album 'Paula' Sells Just 530 Copies!

UN Women Names Emma Watson As Youngest UN Ambassador

Emma Watson may be just 24, but she is already doing big things...

UN Women Names Emma Watson As Youngest UN Ambassador

BBC Drowns The "Doctor Who" Leak In A Flood Of New Capaldi Content

The past couple of days have been a feast for any diehard Doctor...

BBC Drowns The


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All