The Supreme Court’s Fish Tale

Holy mackerel! The biggest Supreme Court shredding case since the justices overturned Arthur Andersen’s conviction for destroying Enron-related records in 2005 turns out to be a fish story. Former Florida commercial fisherman John L. Yates was convicted in federal court in 2012 for violating the document-destruction provisions of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley law by dumping overboard three undersized groupers netted in federal waters five years earlier in an effort to avoid a $500 penalty.  Read more here 13:40:23 I’m sorry to inform, there is now a pay-wall up.

  • DickyG

    And where would the NOAA enforcement chief Dale Jones, caught red-handed with the shredding truck outside of the office destroying 80% of his bogus prosecution of fishermen files, case fall in this zealous Sarbanes-Oxley enforcement effort?

    • Joel Hovanesian

      NOAA….Not One Asshole Accountable. Or any other government agency for that matter.

  • StripedBassHole

    Talk about stretching the Letter of the Law. This reeks as bad as Dale Jones reputation as Chief of Enforcement for NMFS. It’s time for Dale to face these charges and the Snowballing offenses that would be revealed. Remember you can’t SHRED HARDRIVES or SERVORS.