Codfather’s Sentencing Continued to July
"The Codfather" has a little longer now before he is sentenced.
Carlos Rafael, the fishing magnate who pleaded guilty to a scheme in which he intentionally mislabeled fish in order to avoid federal fishing regulations, was scheduled to be sentenced today in U.S. District Court but it was instead continued.
Liz McCarthy, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office, tells WBSM News Rafael will now be sentenced on July 28.
Rafael could face up to 76 months in prison.
The 65-year-old Dartmouth resident and owner of Carlos Seafood, Inc. was arrested and charged in February of 2016 after an undercover investigation determined Rafael routinely lied to government officials about the quantity and species of fish his boats caught, and that he sold much of it to a New York City-based wholesaler in exchange for bags of cash. Some of that cash was then smuggled to his native Portugal.
Rafael pleaded guilty back in March of this year.