Humboldt Harbor commissioner accused of poaching abalone, deer: Court documents point to long-term behavior pattern

While the bulk of the 11 criminal charges facing Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Commissioner Aaron Newman stem from a few specific poaching allegations, court documents in the case suggest they may be part of a larger pattern of behavior.  Newman was arrested June 8 and has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include four felonies. He stands accused of lying and using illegal tags in 2009 and 2012 to circumvent state limitations on abalone and deer harvests.  Manny Daskal, Newman’s attorney, declined to comment for this story. [email protected]  13:45

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