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Unalaska Court Fines Man For Taking Illegal Crab

Dec 3, 2016

The Unalaska Courthouse.
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The Unalaska Court has ordered an Oregon man to pay more than $20,000 in fines and restitution for possessing and delivering undersized golden king crab.

Chad M. Hoefer of Newport, Oregon was first cited on Oct. 24, according to Alaska Wildlife Troopers at the Dutch Harbor post.

The 46-year-old didn't show up for his arraignment, and wildlife troopers eventually arrested him on Nov. 20.

Hoefer pled guilty to a misdemeanor on Thursday, and the court ordered him to pay $19,255 to the state for taking illegal crab. 

The court also imposed a $4,000 fine and one year of probation.