Ellsworth Man Sentenced for Underreporting Elver Catch

Updated 8 months ago

A Maine elver fisherman faces jail time for underreporting his catch valued at more than half a million dollars.

Danny Deraps, 43,  from Ellsworth has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for underreporting his 2012 landings, which earned him more than $700,000 that season.  The attorney general says he only reported half that amount.

Deraps also has been sentenced to two years of supervised release as the result of a plea agreement.

He is also losing his fishing license and paying restitution. The attorney general says he has already repaid more than $25,000 toward his state income tax debt.


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