Seven live sharks have been discovered living in a basement pool in New York.
The seven sandbar sharks were to be sold on the black market.
A man was charged by the New York Police Department, where he pleaded guilty.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggo ordered him to pay a US$5000 fine.
Owning sharks is prohibited in the US yet many people see having them as pets as a status symbol.