A Captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in connection with helping Carlos Rafael, the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses in the U.S., smuggle the profits of his illegal overfishing scheme to Portugal.
A 48-year-old New Bedford travel agent who bilked several of her clients out of more than $40,000 pleaded guilty last week in Fall River Superior Court to a litany of larceny charges, and was ordered to pay all of her victims back in full.
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.
"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...
A local gym owner facing charges relating to a heroin distribution scheme could be approved to coach city youth football.
A U.S. District Court record says that after a hearing before a federal magistrate, New Bedford resident Sharik Mendes could be ok'd to coach Pop Warner football in New Bedford...