ANTONIO FREITAS

Traffic Leads to Contempt Hearing for Sheriff Hodgson
The most high-profile law enforcement official in southeastern Massachusetts will need to appear before a federal judge in September after showing up late to court on Wednesday.
Judge William Young ordered Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson to appear for a civil contempt hearing because he showed up …
“Codfather” Will Plead Guilty
The self-proclaimed "Codfather" is scheduled to plead guilty next week to evading federal fishing quotas and smuggling profits to Portugal.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced today that 64-year-old Carlos Rafael of Dartmouth, owner of Carlos Seafood, Inc...
Codfather and Sheriff’s Deputy to be Tried Separately
NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford fishing magnate and a Bristol County Sheriff's Deputy will be tried separately in court next year.
According to The Gloucester Times, lawyers for Carlos Rafael and Deputy Antonio Freitas filed separate motions in November to sever their cases from each other, allowing…
Carlos Rafael and Bristol County Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted
Federal prosecutors have indicted New Bedford fishing magnate Carlos Rafael and a Bristol County Sheriff's Office Deputy.
Rafael was indicted on 27 counts, for charges including conspiracy, false entries, and bulk cash smuggling. Rafael, owner of Carlos Seafood in New Bedford, is accused of submittin…