Chiropractor/ Vessel Owner Get’s Prison Time for botched scuttling of F/V Alexander II

Tran was sentenced last week to nearly four years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to destroy a vessel. Tran, a chiropractor, was “very much embarrassed and ashamed about what happened,” his lawyer, Earl Kauffman, told the Star-Ledger when reached by phone.A major hole in the plan was that the crew just couldn’t sink the Alexander II. Part of the problem: the vessel was too light because the crew only filled it with enough fuel for a one-way trip. [email protected]

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