Louisiana: Violet man found guilty of commercial crab pot theft

A Violet man was found guilty of commercial crab trap theft in the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse in Chalmette on March 17, 2022. The Honorable Judge William McGoey for the 34th Judicial District of St. Bernard Parish found Paul Emile Metzler IV, 40, guilty of theft of crab traps and sentenced him to a fine of $400 plus court costs.  Metzler also had his crab trap gear licenses revoked for one year. Additionally, during the period of his license revocation Metzler cannot be on any boat harvesting crabs, possessing crabs,,, >click to read< 16:19

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