Captain of Codfather Vessel Bulldog Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection
Thomas D. Simpson, a former New Bedford fishing boat captain, was sentenced in federal court in Boston Wednesday for interfering with a Coast Guard inspection back in 2014.
Simpson was the captain of Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael’s fishing vessel Bulldog. According to the report, the Bulldog was fishing off the coast of Massachusetts on May 31, 2014 when the U.S. Coast Guard boarded the vessel for a routine inspection. Simpson was ordered to haul in the fishing net for inspection, but ultimately let out more cable until ...
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