A commercial fisherman from Levittown has been sentenced to 7 months in prison for his role in a scheme to underreport his fishing catch to take some $632,000 in illegal fluke.

At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Central Islip late last month, former commercial fisherman Anthony Joseph, 51, "expressed remorse" before his sentencing, according to his lawyer, Chad Seigel of Manhattan.

"He expressed remorse for his actions and assured the court this was a one-time event, and he has already made reparations for his actions and will keep himself on track," Seigel said.

Read the full story at Newsday >>

Read more about underreporting >>

Have you listened to this article via the audio player above?

If so, send us your feedback around what we can do to improve this feature or further develop it. If not, check it out and let us know what you think via email or on social media.

A collection of stories from guest authors.

Join the Conversation