Former Maine tribal official caught in elver case
April 18, 2014 19:51 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have arrested a former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to Maine's Legislature and seven other people on charges of illegally harvesting baby eels from a creek on Long Island's east end.
Frederick J. Moore III, of Perry, and others surrendered April 8. Authorities charged them with lacking a foodfish permit, over the limit possession of American eels, and over the limit possession of undersized eels, all felonies.
The other men arrested are Wallace Wilson of Mastic, N.Y., Michael Cardoze of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gordell Wright of Southampton, N.Y., Daniel Patrick White of Akwesane, N.Y., Kyle Lewey and Frederick J. Moore IV of Perry, and Ginew Benton of Hope Valley, R.I. They are due in court June 25.
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