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Michigan man sentenced in federal court for fish trafficking


April 8, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS — Federal Department of Justice officials announced the sentences of a downstate Michigan man in a wild fish trafficking case last week.

John Cross and John Cross Fisheries Inc., of Kalamazoo, were sentenced for trafficking in illegally transporting and selling lake trout, according to a department news release, and Cross Fisheries was also sentenced for making false records about whitefish purchases.

Cross was ordered to serve 12 months in prison intermittently over the course of a five-year probation, according to the release, while Cross Fisheries was sentenced to five yea...

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