BCSO Captain Indicted
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.
Deputy Sentenced
A Bristol County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for smuggling the profits of Carlos Rafael's over-fishing scheme to Portugal.
'Codfather' Sentenced
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.
Baker on 'Codfather'
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.
Codfather Sentencing Continued
"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...
Mendes Could Coach
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 Bedfo…