Dong later pleaded guilty to one count of smuggling.
In addition to the prison term, Dong was ordered to pay almost $4,000 in restitution to federal authorities who are still taking care of the birds.
Duc Le, 34, also of Garden Grove, was sentenced Monday to six months in prison and was ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution.
He pleaded guilty in April to one count of conspiracy.
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