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Mississippi seafood dealer sentenced to federal prison

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 25 2017 Jul 25, 2017 July 25, 2017 8:44 PM July 25, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
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GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi seafood dealer is heading to federal prison for illegal fish sales.
A federal judge Tuesday sentenced Lonnie M. Ray of Bay St. Louis to serve 25 months in prison and another three years on supervised release.
The Sun Herald reports Ray of Cowart Seafood Inc. pleaded guilty in April to selling to Louisiana buyers fish taken in violation of Mississippi law. Ray acknowledged he had failed to report seafood purchases to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and had bought fish from recreational fishermen, which are both against state laws.
He also pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered, sawed-off shotgun. Court records show Ray had to forfeit the shotgun to authorities.

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