Cameron Parish, La. (KPLC) – A Texas man is going through a number of fees and a attainable hefty nice after allegedly harvesting and promoting seafood with fraudulent licenses, authorities say.
Louisiana Division of Wildlife and Fisheries officers stated Jimmy Dyson Jr., 53, of Nacogdoches, was prohibited from buying LDWF licenses, however he obtained industrial licenses by claiming to be another person. He reportedly caught and bought seafood quite a few instances all through 2021 in Cameron and East Baton Rouge parishes.
LDWF’s investigation started in December 2021 and so they issued Dyson the next citations in late 2022:
- Legal conspiracy
- Take/promote industrial fish with no industrial fishing license
- Take/possess industrial fish with no vessel license
- Take industrial fish with no industrial gear license
- Failing to finish journey tickets
- Get hold of license by fraud
- Injuring public data
- Identification theft.
Taking or promoting industrial fish with no industrial fishing license, with no industrial vessel license and with no industrial gear license brings a $250 to $500 nice and as much as 90 days in jail for every offense, in keeping with LDWF. Failing to finish journey tickets and acquiring license by fraud carries a $250 to $500 nice and as much as 90 days in jail for every offense.
Identification theft brings as much as a $10,000 nice and 10 years in jail, in keeping with LDWF. Injuring public data and submitting false public data carries as much as a $5,000 nice and 5 years in jail for every offense.
Dyson may face civil restitution totaling $53,747 for the substitute worth of the illegally harvested and bought seafood, in keeping with LDWF.
Copyright 2023 KPLC. All rights reserved.