- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The family at the center of a fishing license scam in Depoe Bay has pleaded guilty.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://goo.gl/Jloa0I ) that 67-year-old Timothy Harmon, 52-year-old Julie Harmon and their 24-year-old daughter Eva Harmon pleaded guilty to violation of a wildlife law and their business, Tradewinds Charter Inc., pleaded guilty to racketeering.

The family is accused of selling almost 2,700 fishing licenses to customers for $16.75 each and keeping the money instead of actually purchasing the licenses from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Lake Oswego family has been ordered to sell their business to pay restitution of more than $125,000.

As part of a plea agreement, charges were dropped against six other people involved with Tradewinds who were originally charged in August.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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