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‘Self-centered’ Instagram model sentenced to 7 months community service for the sale of illegal snakeskin fashion items

London-based influencer Stephanie Scolaro has said that she is “bullied” and treated unfairly according to the law, after she was arrested, the import of illegal fashion accessories.
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This Instagram rich boy has a thick wallet and a thin skin.

London-based influencer Stephanie Scolaro has said that she is “bullied” and treated unfairly according to the law, after she was arrested, the import of illegally-fashion accessories that are made from endangered python skins in the united kingdom.

The 26-year-old daughter of the Italian mining magnate Francesco Scolaro was sentenced to 12 months community service after admitting to the import of $23,324 value of snakeskin fashion pieces.

Scolaro, whose sister appeared in the reality TV show “Rich Kids Of Instagram”, sold the illegal accessories via her Instagram and website, SS Python.

When sentencing Scolaro on Monday, Judge Michael Gledhill QC said: “I am of the opinion that this is a young woman who, for all sorts of different reasons, is utterly self-centered — her whole life is totally centered around himself.”

Detective Constable Sarah Bailey from the Metropolitan Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit said pythons are one of the many species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, an international treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.

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“Any trade outside the legal framework can constitute a threat to the state of conservation of the remaining population and to contribute to the decline in the wild,” she said.

But the swimwear model, who regularly shows off her luxurious jet-setting lifestyle on Instagram of her more than 100,000 followers, claims that she has been treated unfairly by the justice system because of her rich upbringing.

“If it was someone with no followers or a man of 40 who is not as popular on social media, it would have been different,” Scolaro told The Sun.

“I think that the whole hard, because I would never voluntarily go out of my way to go and something to buy that is under threat.”

She also claims that they threatened with death.

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“I feel like I’ve bullied and I’ve received threats,” Scolaro said.

“People have said that they will throw acid on my face and that I should get skinned alive — the way of the line.”

Scolaro was investigated by the police after a parcel containing ten python skin hats and two bags was seized in November 2016 at the Leipzig by the German Customs Authorities. The package was meant to be sent to Scolaro at her parents ‘ address in Mayfair, London.

She was charged in October 2018 with two counts of importing goods with intent to evade prohibition and four counts of possession for sale of specimens of species that are imported illegally.

Among her service to the community, the social media maven you will have to perform 160 hours of unpaid work within the next two years.

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On the head, Scolaro has said that the experience has galvanized her to become an animal rights activist.

“I want to be a part of an animal rights campaign to educate people,” she said.

“People can learn from my mistake.”

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