Codfather Trial Set
BOSTON (AP) _ The trial of a Massachusetts fishing magnate known as ``The Codfather'' on federal conspiracy and cash smuggling charges has been scheduled for January.
The trial for 64-year-old Carlos Rafael and an alleged accomplice was scheduled by a judge Wednesday...
Rafael Pleads Not Guilty
The fishing magnate known as ``The Codfather'' has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling and has been held on $2 million bail.
Carlos Rafael, of Dartmouth, appeared in federal court in Worcester on Thursday to face 27 counts..…
Rafael Charges Not Common
For some it's a shock, while others had suspicions confirmed as prominent New Bedford fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was hauled away in handcuffs by federal officials Friday.
Jim Kendall of New Bedford Seafood Consulting was caught off-guard by the accusations that Rafael had lied to the feds about…
Robel Phillipos Convicted
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.
Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, was convicted of both counts Tuesday.
Prosecutors say he lied about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed pote…