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Missouri dog breeder to pay $1,000 to settle case

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A northern Missouri dog breeder has agreed to pay $1,000 to settle allegations she was operating without a state license.
  
Attorney General Chris Koster said Friday that a Schuyler (SKY'-lur) County judge approved a consent judgment involving commercial dog breeder Cynthia Stump.
  
The attorney general says Stump Farms Puppies in Lancaster had received a state license in 1997. But when that license expired, Koster said the business continued to sell dogs through a website.
  
Under the consent order, Stump did not admit any fault but agreed to pay the state $1,000. Koster said the amount is equal to the maximum penalty allowed for failing to maintain a license under Missouri's dog-breeding laws.

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