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Old 07-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hope they throw the book at them................. :banghead

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) ? Federal authorities have charged 7 men with 57 counts of illegally catching, transporting and selling fish across state lines.<DIV class=articleflex-container><DIV class=articleflex>The indictment, returned last week in U.S. District Court in Albany, Ga., said several Florida fishermen and seafood dealers and 2 Georgia brothers conspired to transport a variety of fish illegally across state lines from Florida to Georgia, mislabeled fish and falsified documents, investigators said.

The men are accused of illegally catching and selling red drum, red snapper, red grouper, gag grouper and of selling Vietnamese catfish as grouper. Officials say the total commercial value of the fish involved exceeded $200,000.

Authorities said it was among the largest undercover operations in the Panhandle in the past two decades.</DIV></DIV>
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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wonder if it was the GA guys that got caught with the 909 snapper in LA:banghead
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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What a bunch of dumbass's. That's just plain greed.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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Only 57 counts???:bangheadAnd with a ".....total commercial value of the fish involved exceeded $200,000".



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Old 07-25-2008, 06:07 PM   #5
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oh yea someone is going to jail. bunch of freakin jerks
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:41 PM   #6
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so whats the problem? they were just gonna .......

"killem and grillum" right?

"they might only get to come down here and fish once a year"

"theres plenty of red snapper out there"

"the feds dont know what they're doing"

YADAYADAYADA
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:53 PM   #7
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The NOAA&amp; FWCrelease I got yesterday:<P class=BodyCenterBold align=center>Seven men charged in 57-count indictment in seafood investigation<P class=Body>July 24, 2008
Contact: Stan Kirkland, FWC, 850-265-3676
Kim Amendola, NOAA, 727-551-5707<P class=Body>A two-year investigation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?s fisheries service (NOAA), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the United States Attorney?s Office involving marine species illegally caught in Florida and shipped out of state has resulted in a 57-count federal indictment against seven individuals.<P class=Body>The indictment, returned last week in U.S. District Court in Albany, Ga., details how five Panhandle fishermen and seafood dealers and two Georgia brothers allegedly conspired to transport a variety of marine fish illegally across state lines from Florida to Georgia, mislabeled fish and falsified documents.<P class=Body>Those charged in the indictment are:<UL class=Body><LI>James Stovall, DOB 06/11/67, Colquitt, Ga.; </LI><LI>Guy Stovall, DOB 07/15/73, Colquitt, Ga.; </LI><LI>Eric Donald Woods, DOB 10/23/80, Keaton Beach, Fla.; </LI><LI>Jeffery Cannon, DOB 10/11/58, Panacea, Fla.; </LI><LI>James N. Nations Jr., DOB 12/09/67, Apalachicola, Fla.; </LI><LI>Gary D. Brown, DOB 05/12/43, Medart, Fla.; and </LI><LI>Floyd Robbie Jenkins, DOB 05/06/54, Perry, Fla. </LI>[/list]<P class=Body>U.S. District Attorney Maxwell Wood said the indictments are only accusations, and the accused are presumed innocent until proved guilty at trial.<P class=Body>The multi-count indictment alleges Guy and James Stovall, owners of Road Runner Seafood Incorporated in Colquitt, Ga., worked with fishermen and two seafood dealers in Florida to purchase fish illegally taken or fish that can not be sold in Florida. They also are charged with mislabeling the fish that must be reported to the FWC and NOAA.<P class=Body>Most of the violations involve the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate shipment of fish or wildlife taken in violation of state law. Each Lacey Act violation carries a possible five-year prison term and a $250,000 fine. <P class=Body>?This is one of the most far-reaching undercover operations on the northern Gulf Coast during the past 20 years,? said Capt. Leroy Alderson, FWC regional investigations supervisor. ?Laws exist to protect marine resources, but the investigation showed pretty blatant efforts to bypass those laws for profit.?<P class=Body>Investigators obtained search warrants and seized computers, business records and other documents from Road Runner Seafood in Colquitt, Ga., Brown?s Seafood in Medart, Fla. and Robbie?s Seafood in Perry, Fla.<P class=Body>The indictment spells out numerous violations, including: <UL class=Body><LI>fish sold illegally from Florida?s waters, including red drum (redfish) and spotted seatrout; </LI><LI>red snapper, red grouper and gag grouper caught and sold during closed seasons; </LI><LI>fishing in state waters without proper commercial fishing permits and licenses; </LI><LI>selling fish without proper permits and licenses; </LI><LI>falsely identifying regulated fish species on state and federal documents; and </LI><LI>selling Vietnamese catfish as grouper. </LI>[/list]<P class=Body>NOAA and FWC investigators say the total commercial value of the fish involved exceeds $200,000.<P class=Body>The seven defendants have been arrested or issued summons requiring them to appear in U.S. District Court in Albany, Ga., on Aug. 13.
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