Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Former Murkowski Aide Pleads Guilty
Arne Fuglvog said he broke federal fisheries law several times between 2001 and 2006.
Arne Fuglvog, a former aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, pled guilty Thursday to violating federal fishery laws over a five year span.
Fuglvog said he broke the law several times between 2001 and 2006, lying about how much halibut and sablefish he caught, and where he caught them, in reports to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
By selling the fish out of state, Fuglvog was able to net an extra profit of roughly $100,000.
Besides a 10 month prison sentence, Fuglvog has been ordered to pay a $50,000 fine and a $100,000 community service payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
While the plea deal wasn't made public until last week, prosecutors said it was signed in April.