She was also charged with two counts of keeping for sale a species acquired unlawfully, and two counts of selling a species unlawfully imported, at an earlier hearing.

During the trial the court heard the socialite imported baseball caps and travel bags worth more than £17,000 from Indonesia. 

The swimwear model then sold the illegal goods on a website called SS Python or to other fashion outlets.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC branded Scolaro, from Marylebone, “utterly self-centred”, adding she took a “very dim view” of the wildlife crimes.

Police launched a probe into Scolaro’s snakeskin trade in November 2017 after a package containing 10 snakeskin hats and two bags was intercepted at Leipzig airport in Germany.  

Officers seized 35 illegal hats during the investigation, as well as bags which were advertised for sale at £2,800 each.

Scolaro now faces a confiscation proceedings to recover her criminal profits.

Source: The Independent

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