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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