US court opens way for SA to recoup $100m from former Hout Bay fish poaching magnate

CAPE TOWN – A New York court has opened the way for the South African government to recoup as much as $100 million from a former Hout Bay fishing magnate. Arnold Bengis served just under four years in a United States (US) prison for poaching and illegal importation of seafood into the US. Now, this South Africa’s government is going after him again, asking US authorities to attach his assets. A New York court last week agreed to resentence him. The boss of the now defunct , Bengis, was prominent in the Cape Town fishing industry for 40 years when he was sentenced in 2004 to 46 months in a US jail. click here to read the story 12:25