Recreational fisherman to be sentenced for lying about red snapper he caught

The tall tales about a 2016 fishing trip have caught up with Jacob Brown.

His crime was not braggadocio but telling a falsehood about a tremendous haul.

On Wednesday, the Lake Jackson man is expected to be sentenced by a federal judge for lying about a $30,000 haul of red and vermilion snapper he said was not for sale but was meant to supply an Easter fish fry. He later admitted the fish were to be sold to restaurants.

He faces a maximum term of five years and a fine of up to $250,000. A co-defendant, Jamal Marshall, is set for sentencing on Dec. 15.

Original published: 2017-11-29 07:00:00 Read the full Houston News here

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