Tag Archives: Brian Suschke

N.J. anglers get staggering $2.8M for giant tuna following court decision

The tuna that Rich Kosztyu, Brian Suschke and Damien Romeo hauled onto Romeo’s boat last summer at a Maryland fishing tournament weighed 236.5 pounds. At the time, it earned them a staggering $767,091 at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Md. Eleven months later, after legal wrangling and a trial in federal court in Baltimore, the fishermen friends are getting another $2 million for the catch. Court documents filed in the case – which wrapped last month with a judge stripping a Florida fisherman of his $2.8M top prize – lay out how the prize money will be divvied up among the remaining winners. click here to read the story 08:39

Trial begins to settle $2.8M fishing tourney prize

It started in the open ocean off Maryland last summer and it’s likely to conclude in a federal courtroom in Baltimore. The battle over $2.8 million in prize money from the White Marlin Open fishing tournament went to trial Monday in U.S. District Court. On the line for three New Jersey men is $2.3 million of the pot.Trenton police officer Brian Suschke, Trenton firefighter Rich Kosztyu and Ocean County boat owner Damien Romeo were ecstatic after winning $767,091 for catching a 236.5-pound tuna at the August competition in Ocean City, Md. Then, the friends and fishing partners found out their catch might actually be worth millions. Click here to read the story 17:44