Romanian princess arrested for running cockfighting ring in US
GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) - A Romanian princess and her husband, a former sheriff's deputy, are apparently among several people federal agents arrested in Oregon in connection with an alleged cockfighting ring.
Indictments unsealed in US District Court in Portland charge Irina Walker, 60, and her husband John Wesley Walker, 67, with hosting cockfighting derbies and illegal gambling at their ranch outside the small Morrow County town of Irrigon.
Federal prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of the ranch, listed in state incorporation records as Stokes Landing Sport Horses. There was no answer to phone calls to the Walker home and the business, and it's unclear if it is still in operation.
The Oregonian newspaper identified Irina Walker, also known as Irina Kreuger, as a daughter of the last king of Romania.