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Finning sharks brings $100 fine

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2013

~~<p>The former captain of a Hono&shy;lulu-based longline fishing vessel who admitted trying to sell 100 illegally harvested shark fins to a restaurant at the Ala Moana Hotel has been fined in federal court but faces further prosecution by the state &mdash; if he ever returns from Mexico.</p>
<p>Matthew Brian Case, 47, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Dec. 6.</p>
~~

The former captain of a Hono­lulu-based longline fishing vessel who admitted trying to sell 100 illegally harvested shark fins to a restaurant at the Ala Moana Hotel has been fined in federal court but faces further prosecution by the state — if he ever returns from Mexico.

Matthew Brian Case, 47, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Dec. 6. Login for more...



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