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Judge Orders Codfather to Forfeit 34 Permits, Four Vessels

Judge William Young has ordered "Codfather" Carlos Rafael to forfeit four of his groundfishing vessels as well as 34 permits associated with those vessels.

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Courtesy ABC6
Courtesy ABC6

‘Codfather’ Carlos Rafael Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Carlos Rafael was sentenced to 46 months in prison Monday afternoon by U.S. District Court Judge William Young, but no immediate decision was made regarding his groundfishing permits.

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Prison or Probation? Carlos Rafael Sentencing Begins Today

Carlos Rafael, New Bedford's most prominent fisherman, is scheduled to be sentenced this week in federal court in Boston.

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Courtesy ABC6
Courtesy ABC6

Baker: Codfather Windfall Should Fund Electronic Monitoring

Governor Charlie Baker has sided with a dozen state lawmakers and local officials who are urging the proceeds from the forfeiture of "Codfather" Carlos Rafael's fishing fleet, and any financial penalties tied to his case, be used to pay for electronic catch monitoring.

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Courtesy ABC6

Conservation Law Foundation Details Impacts of Rafael Case in Letters

The Conservation Law Foundation has sent three letters to several individuals associated with the prosecution of Carlos Rafael, expressing deep concern over the case.

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OPINION| Thomas: Sheriff Needs To Drain The deputy Swamp [Video]

There are now two Bristol County Sheriff's Deputies charged in the famed "Codfather" illegal fish and money smuggling crime. The latest alleged crooked cop is a Captain by rank...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Feds Charge Second Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Member in ‘Codfather’ Scheme

A Captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with helping Carlos Rafael smuggle the profits of his illegal overfishing scheme to Portugal.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during her town hall event at UMASS Dartmouth. Tim Dunn/TSM
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during her town hall event at UMASS Dartmouth. Tim Dunn/TSM

Hear Senator Warren’s Exclusive Interview with WBSM [VIDEO]

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gives an exclusive interview with WBSM News' Tim Dunn following her Town Hall appearance at UMass Dartmouth. Tim asks questions prepared by WBSM afternoon host Barry Richard.

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Courtesy ABC6

Mitchell: ‘Codfather’ Can Make Millions in Jail If Not Allowed to Sell Vessels, Permits

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell explains why, under the government's current plan, 'Codfather' Carlos Rafael could make millions from his jail cell while doing time for his admitted fishing scheme.

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ABC 6
ABC 6

Carlos Rafael Sentencing Delayed To September

BOSTON (AP) _ The sentencing of a fishing magnate dubbed ``The Codfather'' will have to wait until September.

Carlos Rafael was indicted on more than two dozen counts, including tax evasion and falsifying fishing quotas, last year...

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