A grand jury charged Abdul Rahman of Murrieta Oct. 5 with buying and selling a live jaguar cub to a Riverside couple.
Rahman, also known as Manny Rahman, bought the cub, later named Eddie, for $30,000, after meeting him and an exotic animal dealer named Trisha Meyer, also named in the indictment, in an Austin, Texas, hotel room, prosecutors claim.
He had previously bought a marmoset from Meyer, but backed out of the deal when he discovered the marmoset was not a baby. Rahman and Meyer abandoned that animal at a pet shop in Las Vegas, investigators claim.
Rahman paid an extra $1,000 to ship the cub over state