Caviar Dreams Deferred: The Fall of a Fish-Egg Smuggler

Photo: Flickr/the evil monkey

Photo: Flickr/the evil monkey

With a dwindling fish supply and our bottomless appetite for seafood, it’s not difficult to see how fresh quality seafood can become an expensive commodity. Just last week, a Japanese chain restaurant executive purchased a 489-pound bluefin tuna for 155.4 million yen, or $1.76 million. On the heels of that purchase, Reuters report of 69-year-old Isidoro “Mario” Garbarino, who plead guilty to unlawfully importing $10 million worth of caviar into the United States.

Before he was caught last September in a Panama airport by U.S. marshals, Garbarino had been a fugitive, on the run since he was out on bail in 1989. After pleading guilty to charges of falsely classifying imported good and making false statements, he was ordered to pay $10,000 in fines alongside the $3 million he had already agreed to pay in restitution. The Italian national is also facing a possible deportation.

[via Reuters]

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