JUDGE'S PUNISHMENT OF "CODFATHER" NETS MILLIONS IN ASSETS
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered convicted New Bedford fishing magnate Carlos "The Codfather" Rafael to forfeit four fishing vessels and 34 associated permits worth an estimates $2.25 million that environmental groups would like to see used to assist the South Coast fishing community.
Rafael pled guilty in March to a host of charges, including falsifying fish quotas, bulk cash smuggling and tax evasion. He was sentenced last month by Judge William Young to 46 months in prison and a $200,000 fine.
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