'The Codfather' expected to report to prison
A New Bedford fishing magnate who pleaded guilty to multiple charges is expected to report to prison Monday to begin his sentence.
Carlos Rafael -- also known as "The Codfather" -- will serve about four years on charges of smuggling, falsifying documents and evading fishing quotas. He'll also have to serve three years' probation and pay fines of up to $200,000.
A federal judge ordered Rafael to forfeit four boats and 34 fishing permits.
Rafael, at one point, owned the largest commercial fishing company in the United States.