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'The Codfather' expected to report to prison

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. The U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather," who was convicted of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal, must forfeit four boats and 34 fishing permits. A federal judge’s order came Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Rafael’s case. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)

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.

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