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01/11/2012 09:15 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

Skokie Company Made Pool Sticks With Elephant Ivory

A Skokie based company plead guilty to illegally exporting African elephant ivory and other protected wildlife products to foreign customers, according to a press release from the State's Attorney.

Atlas Fibre Company,3721 Chase Ave., was also fined $150,000 for violating the federal Endangered Species Act. Atlas, which manufactures and distributes fiber, plastic and other materials for industrial applications, had a division called Atlas Billiard Supplies that sold parts involved in fabricating billiard cue sticks, including African elephant ivory, shell products and leathers made from the hides of elephants, monitor lizards, kangaroo, ostrich and shark.

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