Point Lookout fish wholesalers get probation for buying illegally caught fluke, ordered to pay $58,000 each

Two owners of a Point Lookout commercial fish wholesaler on Thursday received probation and were ordered to pay $58,000 each in restitution but avoided prison time following their guilty pleas to federal wire-fraud and filing false federal records charges. Both faced more than 20 years in prison, and prosecutors had sought 13-month prison terms. The charges related to the two buying illegally harvested fluke. Michael Mihale, 47, of Oceanside, and Bruce Larson Jr., 36, of Merrick, partners in Jones Inlet Seafood of Point Lookout,,, Read the rest here 17:24

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