Fisherman fined for fraudulent attempt to get disaster funds

A fishing boat captain, with a home port of Portsmouth, was fined $2,500 and placed on probation for falsifying fishing logs, filed with state Fish and Game officials, to fraudulently obtain fishery disaster-relief funds. David Bardzik, 56, of Ossipee, pleaded guilty in October and the U.S. Attorney’s office announced the sentence on Tuesday. “When the federal government spends money for disaster relief, the funds should only go to those who have been true victims of the disaster,” said U.S. Attorney Scott Murray in a press release. “Those who seek to cheat the system,,, >click to read<17:13

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