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Man sentenced to prison for dogfighting, perjury

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois man swept up in the nation's biggest dogfighting raid has been ordered to spend two years and nine months in federal prison.

A federal judge in East St. Louis also fined 34-year-old Thadius Page of Fairview Heights $40,000 during his sentencing Thursday.

Page pleaded guilty last year to charges of perjury and conspiracy to commit dogfighting.

Federal authorities made the raids in the summer of 2009, arresting dozens of people in several states while seizing hundreds of dogs.

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