Princess charged in cockfighting ring

Federal agents said the glass slipper didn't fit Princess Irina (left) as well as handcuffs. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Federal agents said the glass slipper didn't fit Princess Irina (left) as well as handcuffs. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Have you seen the Disney film where the princess kisses a frog and he turns into a bail bondsman?

Me either. But, a Romanian princess living in the U.S. could have used such a plot device after federal agents charged her and her husband in a two-state cockfighting ring.

The Oregonian reports Irina Walker is accused of hosting at least 10 cockfighting “derbies” at her ranch near Irrigon, Oregon.

For the uninitiated, cock fighting is the barbaric practice of throwing bantam roosters into a confined space and watching them mutilate each other. It’s a lot like an MMA event where the participants are allowed to wear knives on their feet and fight to the death.

The FBI sweep rounded up 16 suspects in Oregon and 10 in Washington, which is just across the Columbia River from Irrigon.

Beer and food was sold at the derbies where gambling was encouraged, feds say. The princess, and her husband, John Wesley Walker, kept 10 percent of the action as a “house” cut, it is alleged.

Princess Irina, 60, was born and raised in Switzerland, where her father, King Michael I, reportedly got into royal chicken ranching.

Michael, who first became king at age 6, is one of only two surviving leaders of World War II. Towards the end of WWII, he ousted the Nazi military ruler of Romania and made friends with the rapidly advancing Red Army. In 1947 the commies kicked him to the curb and Romania’s royal family has lived in exile ever since.

Princess Irina moved to Oregon in 1983 and married Walker, now 67, who had worked as a police sergeant and sheriff’s deputy before becoming the prince of animal cruelty.

Princess Irina, whose family still owns four castles in Romania, may have to forfeit the $171,000 “ranch” she shares with Walker.

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13 comments Add your comment


August 19th, 2013
8:19 am

That photo of Romanian princess is almost as ugly and as the American first lady.

It sounds like those two also have a similar respect for the same laws by which the rest of us abide.


August 19th, 2013
8:49 am

Candra – What does the FLOTUS have to do with this story? Are you one of those ignorant people who uses any story to vent your white privilege rage against the Obama family?

Why make comments about our President when this is about roadkill?

August 19th, 2013
8:59 am

What the fudge is your problem Candra?


August 19th, 2013
9:11 am

Candra- You just can’t fix “STUPID” can you?


August 19th, 2013
9:14 am

“…reportedly got into royal chicken ranching.”

OK I give up George, what the heck is royal chicken ranching?


August 19th, 2013
9:16 am

This is week-old news and feels like pretty venomous “journalism” to me. Can we at least give them a chance to defend themselves before we publicly label someone “prince of animal cruelty.” Clever jokes, yes, but bad journalism.

George Mathis

August 19th, 2013
9:37 am

Dave – Valid points, but this is a humor blog and is held to different standards than a fully reported story by a reporter.

Candra – Please go away if that is all you can bring to the party.

Bumper – I am not sure what ‘royal chicken ranching’ would be, but it had a lyrical lilt to it so I kept it.


August 19th, 2013
9:40 am

Good grief!!!! The pic on the right must be one of those poor chicken victims. Time to retire that one. ^_^


August 19th, 2013
9:40 am

George: “…and he turns into a bail bondsmen?”

How about: “…and he turns into a bail bondsman?”

George Mathis

August 19th, 2013
9:43 am

Rod – thanks! Not sure how that slipped past my eagle-eyed editor. (that was my best joke of the day people!)

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 19th, 2013
10:32 am

Like the elusive “green flash” in Florida’s Everglades, one must be looking in the right direction to witness it…just like this nodal point in the Romanian “royalty” Vlad the Impaler/Walker/Bush “connected dots” of the Roman Catholic tory false elite, European and Fifth Column American we whigs, Black and White, came here to America to escape by receiving Isaiah’s true and prophesied Zion in covenant with only the Creator of the universe, G-d Almighty, to be ruled only by Truth, Justice, Reason and Honor, despite their ancient Talmud PR machine’s best gaslighting efforts.

Great to see Satan’s “team” is coming unhinged, bit by bit. lol

Chris White

August 19th, 2013
3:29 pm

I agree with Candra


August 19th, 2013
4:52 pm

Candra….grow up!